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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

Council’s 2017-18 budget on public exhibition

Mayor Liz Innes says Eurobodalla residents have every right to feel a sense of optimism about Council’s four-year budget program, now on public exhibition for community feedback.

Council’s draft Delivery Program 2017-21 and Operational Plan 2017-18 sets out what activities and actions Council will carry out over the next four years to help achieve the community’s vision for Eurobodalla.

Council estimates it will manage an income of $108 million in 2017-18 and capital projects totalling almost $50 million, of which $12.2 million is funded through grants and contributions.

Mayor Innes said the plans should instil confidence in the community about the years ahead.

“Big ticket capital projects like the completion of Glenella Road, continued improvements to Moruya Airport, and the Batemans Bay streetscaping are providing the infrastructure we need for a productive and prosperous future,” she said.

“Meanwhile, we’ve got projects on the horizon such as the Mackay Park precinct redevelopment, the sewerage scheme at Bodalla, the southern water storage facility, the new arts centre in Moruya, and a sizeable roads and bridges renewal program.

“This Council is confidently leading the way to provide an attractive place for business and our community to flourish. We’re getting the settings right for sustainable economic growth and putting quality infrastructure in place.

“This four-year program represents months of work with input from the community, the Citizens’ Jury, Councillors and Council staff and I encourage residents to read the plans, provide their feedback and suggestions, and ask questions.”

Council endorsed the plan to go on public exhibition until Tuesday 6 June at Tuesday’s Council meeting.

The combined document, which includes budgets, the capital program, revenue policy and draft 2017-18 fees and charges, is available on Council’s website under ‘public exhibition’. Hard copies are available at the Batemans Bay, Moruya and Narooma libraries and at Council’s customer service centre in Moruya.

It’s easy to have a say – community members can email, use the online feedback form on Council’s website or write to Eurobodalla Shire Council, PO Box 99 Moruya 2537. Media Release

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