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Budget 2019-2020 - Council Invests in $19.5m Capital Works Budget

Hinchinbrook Council

28th June 2019

Hinchinbrook Shire Council is investing $19.5 million in delivering infrastructure works across the Shire during the 2019-2020 financial year.

Mayor Ramon Jayo said that over the next 12 months Council has budgeted to renew and rehabilitate bridges, improve drainage, upgrade facilities, extend pathways and redevelop parks across the Shire.

“Over $1.5 million will be spent ensuring that the transport network can continue to support the local agricultural industry through the renewal and rehabilitation of five bridges throughout the Shire and $4 million has been allocated to upgrade the water supply and treatment capacity of the Shire.”

“Additionally $230,000 will be spent on pathway renewals including the Palm Creek circuit around the lagoons and preliminary designs for a complimentary pump track circuit have been budgeted."

“$400,000 has been budgeted for the completion of the Sir Arthur Fadden Parade pathways and other improvements to the existing networks.”

“$3 million has been allocated for the rehabilitation, reconstruction of sealed and unsealed roads damaged by natural disasters in 2018 and 2019 and $2 million has been allocated for road reconstructions and upgrades, including $1 million for Transport Infrastructure Development Scheme (TIDS) projects.”

Cr Jayo said the works would provide a wide range of economic stimulus for local contractors and service providers whilst ensuring that Council continues to work towards the vision of a progressive, liveable and diverse Shire.

The full summary of Capital Works projects can be found in the 2019-2020 Budget document which can be found on Council’s website, Budget page.

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