Berrigan Shire Council's draft budget flags toilets, flag poles and fruit fly defences for Barooga in the coming financial year.TONI BRIENT April 16, 2014 3:03am
Barooga residents have been promised a $100
Barooga Advancement Group president Darrell Bowden said he hoped councillors would vote to increase allocated funding for the Barooga walking track.
Mr Bowden estimated the track would cost $70
He said BAG never asked council for a specific amount, but said he believed council knew the project’s cost.
‘‘That still hasn’t been passed (by councillors),’’ Mr Bowden said.
‘‘We’re hoping the shire can budget $70
Berrigan corporate services director Matt Hansen said $40
Barooga Botanical Gardens Committee president Geoffrey Brentnall welcomed the announcement of funding for a new toilet block at the gardens, and said he was eager to see the plans for the project.
He said he expected council to renovate the existing toilet block, rather than build a new one.
‘‘It’ll be a pretty good toilet block for $100
‘‘I think the renovation to the toilet block would enhance the garden.’’
Cobram Fruit Growers Association president Frank Diaco said he was pleased to hear council was supporting farmers through a fruit fly mitigation program.
The budget listed $5000 for the program, which council said would contribute to the purchase of baits and an education program.
The funds add to $5000 carried from last year’s budget, with a further $5000 indicated for 2015-16.
Mr Diaco estimated it would cost council almost $20
‘‘You’d hope Moira Shire would contribute some (as well), but I would hope the (Victorian) State Government would come to the party, also,’’ Mr Diaco said.
Mr Bowden said he was pleased with the overall budget.
‘‘We’ve got everything on our wishlist,’’ he said.
Council estimates a $24
Mr Hansen said revenue for the budget period was estimated at $24
Council’s total expenditure for 2014-15 was estimated to be $25
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