Three-year Delivery Program adopted
Published on 29 June 2018
Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council has adopted its three-year Delivery Program which includes more than $400m worth of capital works across the region.
Council received 79 public submissions on its draft Integrated Plans which included the Delivery Program 2018-21, Operational Plan 2018-19, Revenue Policy 2018-19 and Fees and Charges 2018-19.
Of the submissions made, Council has taken action on a number of these including allocating funding for:
- Upgrade of irrigation at Mick Sherd Oval, Bungendore
- Sealing of Saleyard Lane, Braidwood
- Part funding for a playground at Royalla
- Development of an off-street carpark at Barrack Flat Park, Queanbeyan
- Development of a QPRC Tourism Guide
- Storage facilities at Brad Haddin Oval, Queanbeyan and Rockley Oval, Googong
“It was very pleasing to see such a high number of submissions from the community,” Queanbeyan-Palerang Mayor, Cr Tim Overall said.
“Council has given consideration to all of these submissions and where possible Council has allocated some funds to undertake the suggested projects. These additional projects will be spread over the three years of the Delivery Program and will complement the projects that were included in the draft Delivery Program.”
Some of the other Delivery Program projects include:
- Sealing of Nerriga Rd
- New roundabout at Bungendore
- Ellerton Drive Extension
- Reconstruction of the Burra ‘s’ bends
- Duplication of Old Cooma Rd
- Queanbeyan Sewage Treatment Plant upgrade
“Council is committed to achieving the outcomes listed in the Delivery Program over the coming three years and staff will continue to pursue grant funding for a range of other projects where available,” Cr Overall said.
“The adoption of the Delivery Program brings to an end almost 18 months of engagement by Council which started with the development of the aspirational 10-year Community Strategic Plan.”
Alongside the Delivery Program, Council has also adopted the Revenue Policy 2018-19 which sets the general rates, waste, water and sewer charges for the financial year. The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal has set the rate peg for 2018-19 at 2.3% and Council has applied this to all general rates, waste, water and sewer charges. This is in line with the NSW Government’s policy that newly merged councils are unable to increase rates above the rate peg, or harmonise rating structures until at least 2020-21.
Council’s commitment to over $400m of capital projects in its Delivery Program 2018-21 will see significant improvements to roads, community and sporting facilities and vital infrastructure across the whole local government area.