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Draft Long Term Financial Plan to Futureproof Kyogle LGA

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Draft Long Term Financial Plan to Futureproof Kyogle LGA

Kyogle Council’s $412 million Long Term Financial Plan is positive news in tough times for the people of Kyogle, says Mayor Danielle Mulholland.

“People across our Local Government Area have had a tough 12 months with fires, drought, flood and now Covid-19,” Cr Mulholland said.

“The Long Term Financial Plan provides some good news for our area seeing Council continue to deliver an ambitious capital works program and quality services right across the LGA.

“There are some exciting projects that will futureproof our LGA.

“We have a $9 million plan for sewerage schemes in Tabulam, Mallanganee and Wiangaree and a $2.6 million plan for Tabulam’s water supply.

“Over the next four years a $2 million initial sealing program will reduce the cost of maintaining sections of unsealed road and we have allocated recurrent annual funding of $500,000 from 2029/30.

“We have allocated an additional $4 million over 10 years for community infrastructure and parks and gardens to help deliver the Visions of Village Life plans, site-specific Master Plans, and Climate Change Initiatives.

“Australians come together in tough times and we are grateful for the assistance of our State and Federal government partners. Rest assured we will continue to lobby for further funding so we can deliver beyond expectations for the future of our community.”

General Manager Graham Kennett said Council continued to deliver for the community.

“This year we will finalise our Long Term Financial Plan to ensure we deliver first class services well into the 2030s,” he said.

“This will secure the long term future of our infrastructure renewal and maintenance program, deliver against our renewable energy targets and continue to improve on our community and cultural services.

Other highlights include;

  • $120.6 million for roads and bridges over 10 years
  • $5 million for a new indoor sports complex with gym, pools and basketball court
  • $3 million for the Kyogle Main Street Beautification project
  • An additional $2.25 million over 10 years for floodplain risk management plans
  • $520,000 over four years for footpath renewals
  • $1.6 million over 10 years for swimming pools across the LGA
  • $800,000 for further improvements to the Kyogle Memorial Institute Hall
  • $700,000 over 10 years to support childcare services
  • $828,000 over 10 years for library services

Around $1 million over 10 years for Community Donations and financial assistance including more than $110,000 for the three Australia Day Committees.

$140,000 to allow for change over to LED Street lights
Copies of the draft Long Term Financial Plan, including the 2020/2021 budget and draft fees and charges for 2020/2021 are on public display and available for comment from Council at 1 Stratheden Street, Kyogle, on Council’s website www.kyogle.nsw.gov.au or at Wadeville store, Woodenbong Post Office, Tabulam Post Office, Cawongla store, Mallanganee Post Office, Old Bonalbo Post Office, Kyogle Council Administration Centre, Wiangaree Post Office, and Bonalbo Post Office.

Submissions should be made in writing by 4pm on 15 May 2020 to the General Manager, 1 Stratheden Street, Kyogle or to council@kyogle.nsw.gov.au.

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