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24 Jan 2022
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Council works budget of $18M for next financial year
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Council works budget of $18M for next financial year

Central Coast Council staff are proposing a capital works program budget for the Peninsula of $18 million for the next financial year and a total of $44 million for the next three financial years.

The budget is expected to go to a Council meeting on February 3.

For next year, $13.6 million comes from grants funding and includes work on the Rawson Rd roundabout intersection ($5.27 million), Springwood Ave ($1.3 million), the skate park ($3.75 million) and upgrades at Umina oval ($2.52 million), and the Everglades catchment drainage ($650,000).

Over the next three years, $31.6 million is expected to come from grants funding.

Of the $4.43 million of projects being funded this year by rates and other general revenue, $3.29 million is being spent on work at the Woy Woy tip.

Three other proposed projects account for the remaining $1.14 million: James Browne oval lighting ($390,000), Umina rugby clubhouse renewal ($250,000) and Monastir Rd seawall in Phegans Bay ($165,000).

In the following two years, $2.60 million and $2.19 million respectively will come from general revenue for capital works.

In the first of the two years, $915,000 is earmarked for Woy Woy waterfront redevelopment, $648,000 for sports ground carparking and cricket upgrades, $300,000 for the Lions Park playground and $270,000 for the Rip Rd reserve seawall at Blackwall.

In the second of the two year, $1 million is allocated for a shared path in The Esplanade in Umina, another $370,000 to the Rip Rd seawall, $270,000 to Umina library meeting rooms, $200,000 to stormwater work at Pearl Beach lagoon and $130,000 for Mt Ettalong lookout "renewal".

The council released its proposed capital works budget for its meeting just prior to Christmas on December 20 and resolved to exhibit it along with other draft documents from Wednesday, December 22, to Friday, January 21.

The budget was contained within the Draft Delivery Program 2022-2025 and other documents were the Draft Revised Community Strategic Plan and the Draft Resourcing Strategy and Draft Fees and Charges 2022-23.

It was resolved that the "Council consider submissions and adoption of the documents at a meeting of the Council on February 3 for the purpose of meeting IPART's requirements".

A report to the council meeting stated: "As part of IPART's requirements, if Council is to apply for a Special Variation it must reflect in its Integrated Planning and Reporting documents what the situation is, identify the need for a variation and detail the options or scenarios that are available.

"IPART also requires that the documents are to be exhibited prior to submitting an application.

"To meet this, If Council is to apply for a variation, an application must be submitted by February 7.

"Given the importance of these documents and to ensure the community is able to view and have their say, a further exhibition is planned for April, with adoption in June."

For every $50 paid by Peninsula residents in rates, $1 million is raised in Council revenue.

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