Council commit $14 million to Roads and Drainage

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Baw Baw Shire’s 2016/17 Capital Works budget outlines a possible $14 million expenditure on roads and drainage works.

According to the budget draft, Baw Baw Shire council is considering spending $11.56 million on roads and $2.57 million on drainage works.

Baw Baw Shire Mayor, Joe Gauci said the proposed budget features a range of works across the region to further build upon the Shire’s 1700 kilometre Road network.

“Over the past four years Council has consistently funded extensive works to improve these key community assets”, Cr Gauci said.

“The proposed budget continues to place a strong emphasis on roads and drainage projects, which will receive 47 per cent of the proposed $30 million capital works budget in 2016/17.”

 

Council’s proposed budget dedicates $11.56 million toward road network works that include a minor ($671,000) and major road works program ($8.33M), Gravel roads resheet program ($1.05M) and Bituminous Works ($1.3M).

Baw Baw Shire’s major road works program consists of an new entry to the Trafalgar Recreation Reserve and two new roundabouts along Warragul’s Mason Street.

“The major road works program includes the construction of a new entry to the Trafalgar Recreation Reserve to improve vehicle access and two new roundabouts along Mason Street in Warragul”, Cr Gauci said.

“A further $2.57 million will go towards drainage projects, including an upgrade to the basin wall of the Tarwin Street retarding basin in Warragul and a series of minor flood mitigation works in Drouin and Warragul.”

Baw Baw Shire’s proposed 2016/17 Budget and revised Council Plan 2013-2017 are available for public comment until 5.00pm on Thursday 5 May 2016.

Council requests for written submissions to be addressed to the CEO and email submission be sent to the council address (bawbaw@bawbawshire.vic.gov.au).

Any person who has made a written submission may appear (or be represented by another person) at a Special Council meeting to be held at 6.00pm on Wednesday 11 May 2016 but must specify their wish to do so.

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