Deniliquin Council works budget exceeds $3m.By Zoe McMaugh
Deniliquin Council has adopted a capital works program of more than $3 million for its 2013/14 year.
Its budget for projects identified in the program is $3,528,300, which comprises $2,176,300 from the general fund, $585,000 from the water fund and $767,000 from the sewer fund.
Major items within these areas are:
General fund: Stage one of the landfill recovery centre - $200,000; town hall refurbishment - $250,000; and urban reseals - $400,000
Water fund: Looping of the water main reticulation system - $200,000; and water main augmentation - $150,000.
Sewer fund: Sewer main rehabilitation and relining - $250,000; and reconstruction of sewer pump station at Packenham St - $200,000.
Council has also allocated $80,000 for two projects at the saleyards – truckwash refurbishment ($30,000) and upgrade to cattle yards ($50,000).
Riverside works include: Beach to Beach (Memorial Park area) - $60,000; McLean Beach mooring posts for houseboat wharf - $10,000; and public wharf refurbishment - $30,000.
There will be works totalling more than $100,000 on footpaths (including ramps) and kerb and guttering.
Council has also received notification of $172,000 in 2013/14 under the Regional Road Block Grant Assistance program, under which rehabilitation and resealing work will be carried out on the following roads:
Mayor Lindsay Renwick said council was conscious of the need to invest in infrastructure, within tight budgetary constraints.
To this end, an important Council goal is ‘‘to upgrade and manage the condition of our infrastructure to optimise its life and improve its performance with a view to minimising maintenance costs’’.
Cr Renwick said he was particularly pleased to see ongoing work on the Beach to Beach project included in the capital works program, as well as an allocation of $250,000 for town hall refurbishment.
Council is hoping to receive a further $217,000 for town hall work from the Regional Development Australia Fund.
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