Budget 2018/2019 - Budget invests in critical infrastructure
The 2018/2019 proposed Budget will continue to invest in maintaining critical infrastructure such as roads, footpaths and drainage.
The 2018/2019 budget will see $10.1M invested in renewing sealed roads and more than $5M will be spent grading and resheeting unsealed roads across the municipality.
Some specific roads listed for reconstruction include:
- Maiden Gully Road from Calder Highway to Patas Road, including bike lanes and intersection treatment at Durstons Road
- Upper California Gully Road from Victoria Street to No 154
- Elmore Mitiamo Road (800m section east of Doyles Lane)
Council will also spend $1.9M to renew drainage infrastructure and $1.77M to build new and upgrade existing footpaths and shared paths.
A main drainage system for west Marong will also receive funding for construction.
Mayor Cr Margaret O’Rourke said maintaining roads and footpaths was one of Council’s most important roles.
“We know that the state of our roads, footpaths and drains is really important to our community,” Cr O’Rourke said.
“Investing in infrastructure is an important part of keeping up with our growing community and this includes ensuring our roads, footpaths and drains are maintained to a high standard.”