Council’s 2017/2018 Budget and Integrated Plans will take effect from 1 July 2017.
It follows a decision by Councillors to adopt the Budget and Plans at Thursday’s Council Meeting. They include the:
- Operational Plan 2017/2018
- Delivery Program 2017/2018 to 2020/2021
- Infrastructure Plan 2017-2026
- Long Term Financial Plan 2017-2026
- Workforce Plan 2017/2018 to 2020/2021
- Social and Community Plan 2013-2018
Upper Lachlan Shire Council General Manager John Bell said a series of community outreach meetings held in Crookwell, Taralga, Gunning and Bigga and a five-week exhibition period helped inform the final Plans.
“These Plans set out Council’s future funding priorities, so it was essential that we consulted with the community to ensure they were in-line with expectations,” Mr Bell said.
“Council has tried to address the needs and demands from all sections of the community while ensuring we maintain a healthy operating budget and remain fit for the future.”
The Operational Plan 2017/2018 includes a comprehensive capital expenditure works program for the Shire, totalling $12.5 million. Notable projects in 2017/2018 include:
|Crookwell Landfill (Waste Centre) upgrade/remediation (two year project - $3 million cost)||$1,500,000|
|Public Toilet Amenities - Goodhew Park, Taralga||$100,000|
|Towns and villages streetscape program||$200,000|
|MR248E Kiamma Creek, Crookwell Timber Bridge Replacement||$1,062,500|
|Gravel Resheeting on Local Roads (various roads throughout the Shire all programs)||$671,175|
|Grabine Road, Bigga reconstruction (8 year program)||$800,000|
|MR52 Gundaroo Road rehabilitation and resealing||$865,000|
|Urban Road Pavement Rehabilitation – Bunnaby Street, Taralga||$200,000|
|MR248W Crookwell-Boorowa Road 2016 road damage restoration||$837,000|
|Bitumen Resealing on Regional Roads, funded by RMS (throughout the Shire)||$334,035|
|Bitumen Resealing - Urban Local Roads (throughout the Shire)||$100,000|
|Bitumen Resealing - Rural Local Roads (throughout the Shire)||$468,000|
|Crookwell Water Supply Treatment Plant project (total project cost of $7 million)||$1,000,000|
|4 towns water supply mains replacements||$290,000|
|3 towns sewerage mains replacements||
Notable increases in fees and charges include:
- 1.5% increase in Ordinary (General) Rates
- 1.5% increase in Residential Sewerage Charges
- 4% increase in Water Usage Charges
- 2.5% increase in Water Access Supply Charges
- 4% increase in Residential Domestic Waste Charge
- 4% increase in Rural Waste Charge
To view the 2017/2018 Budget and Integrated Plans, please visit Council’s website www.upperlachlan.nsw.gov.au/integrated-plans-2017/2018.
For further information, please contact Council’s Director of Finance and Administration, Andrew Croke, on 4830 1000.