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The 2016/2017 Budget adopted by Whitsunday Regional Council today includes $32.8 million in capital works projects to deliver new work and upgrades to community infrastructure across the Whitsunday Region.
Mayor Andrew Willcox said that Council has delivered a sensible budget but one that will deliver fundamental infrastructure upgrades and enhancements to facilities across the broader region.
“Council is committed to investing in essential infrastructure to meet the growing needs of our community while also enhancing the liveability of our region to improve prospects for growth in the future,” Cr Willcox said.
“What we do today has to count for tomorrow, and as a unified Council, we are delivering a diverse range of capital works which will benefit our region’s residents and our economy.”
Council utilizes a combination of general revenue, sale of plant assets and capital grants and subsidies to fund the capital works program. Some of the key projects to be delivered as part of the 2016/2017 Budget include:
• $2.8 million for the Proserpine Sewerage Treatment Plant Upgrade• $627,362 Proserpine Main Street drainage reconstruction• $600,000 for Proserpine Water Park• $1.14 million to reconstruct Andromache Road Bridge in Proserpine, Mount Wyatt Road Bridge in Collinsville and Strathmore Road Collinsville.• $254,000 for upgrades to the Collinsville Showgrounds Precinct;• $2.5 million for the Gregory River Bridge upgrade on Dingo Beach Road• $763,245 for the Cutuli Road, Riordanvale construction project;• $205,000 for upgrades to structures at Cannonvale Beach (includes new BBQ shelter and connection between green areas over existing drain) and re-sanding of the beach.• $575,000 for the Bowen Sewerage Treatment Plant interim nutrient removal and design and land acquisition for the new Bowen Wastewater Treatment Facility• $50,000 for the design of Stage 2 of the Bowen Foreshore Revitalisation• $200,000 for the widening of Dalrymple Street;• $850,000 to deliver Stage 2 of the Airlie Foreshore Revitalisation• $500,000 roof replacement of the Whitsunday PCYC• $306,000 for footpath/walkway on Jubilee Pocket Road (the missing link) and the crest of Shute Harbour Road on Airlie Hill down to Shingley Drive intersection • $250,000 towards the Whitsunday Sportpark Precinct Redevelopment Project• $815,000 for a new lined cell at the Bowen Landfill• A combined $785,00 for constructing footpaths along Argyle Park Road and Golf Links Road;
For a more extensive list of capital works, please refer to the Budget Booklet. Information is available on Council's website.