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$10 million Capital Works proposed for Draft Budget

Tuesday, 24 April, 2018

Strathbogie Shire Council’s 2018-19 draft Budget and revised Council Plan was released for public exhibition at tonight’s Special Council Meeting (Tuesday 24 March).

The budget has a strong focus on renewal and replacement of ageing infrastructure over the coming financial year, with a capital works budget of $10.268 million and a whole host of exciting projects, including:

  • Avenel Preschool Upgrade- $526,000 ($376,000 external funds)
  • Nagambie Recreation Reserve Upgrade- $250,000 ($150,000 external funds)
  • Euroa Visitor Information Centre- $160,000
  • Nagambie Toilet Block- $400,000
  • Friendlies Reserve improvements- $210,000 ($160,000 external funds)
  • Deep water boat ramp at Lake Nagambie- $395,000 (Pending $295,000 grant application)
  • Roads- resealing, road shoulders, re-sheeting, rehabilitation- $2.45 million 
  • Upgrade of zero class roads- $400,000
  • Bridges and major culverts- $1.25 million

Strathbogie Shire Mayor Amanda McClaren said the budget endeavours to strike a balance between ratepayer affordability and the need to source adequate funds to maintain a large geographical area and significant infrastructure with a small ratepayer base.

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