2021/2022 Budget - Budget funds projects in rural towns

The City of Greater Bendigo’s proposed 2021/2022 Budget will fund various projects in rural areas and small communities across the municipality.

Projects getting the green light in rural areas include road reconstruction on the Axedale-Kimbolton Road, south of Spillway Road in Eppalock, and new sports field lighting at Barrack Reserve in Heathcote.

The Elmore public toilets in Railway Place are in line for a $300,000 upgrade, including the installation of a Changing Place (toilet facilities), to ensure universal accessibility.

Heathcote’s High Street has been earmarked for footpath renewal works, from Barrack Street to Jennings Street, and the Heathcote Bowls Club green will be resurfaced. 

Heathcote Dog Park will get a new shelter, which the Heathcote community is also making a generous contribution toward. The Elmore and Goornong pools will receive minor maintenance works. 

Rural areas will also benefit from $3.2M in gravel road re-sheeting, which will occur across the municipality.

Mayor Cr Jennifer Alden said Councillors wanted to ensure projects and services for rural areas and small towns were included in the Budget.

“As in previous years, we have continued to allocate money towards priority projects in smaller towns, especially ones that communities have told us are important, like the dog park in Heathcote.

“In determining our annual Budget, we must balance various priorities which include recreation facilities, essential infrastructure like roads and footpaths and renewal of City buildings and assets, as well as new projects.”

To view the proposed Budget, go to https://letstalkgreaterbendigo.com.au/budget-2021-2022

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