Capital works focused on maintaining existing infrastructure

Burnie City Council will undertake $6.297m in capital works for its 2012/13 program.

Mayor Steve Kons said, “The capital works program is considerably less than in recent years. This year Council will focus on maintaining our current investment in infrastructure.

“The Aldermen prioritised the program based on a rigorous process of consultation that has enabled Council to develop a sound business case for each project.

“The program has been prepared taking into consideration the available funds, without the need to make further borrowings. While we recognise that a capital works program less than depreciation is not sustainable, we felt it necessary in these financially tough times.”

Capital requirements are continuously reviewed to ensure that the renewal of Council’s infrastructure assets are planned and provided for through Council’s Financial Management Strategy.

Key projects for 2012/13 include:

Roads

  • Upper Natone Road Stage Two Upgrade - $411,000 for road widening and safety improvements.
  • Installation of a roundabout at the intersection of Mooreville and Three Mile Line Roads - $350,000 as part of the black spot funding for safety improvements.
  • Rural Road Resealing  - $163,000
  • Urban Road Resealing -  $235,000

Stormwater

  • Romaine Creek Flood Mitigation $182,000

Waste Management

  • Waste Transfer and Resource Recovery Facility - $1.59M

Buildings

  • Burnie Arts & Function Centre - $118,000 - completion of the current access upgrade works.

The following table highlights the capital works projects budgeted for 2012/13:

Category

Total Capital Works

Roads

$2.356m

Parks

$0.178m

Stormwater

$0.428m

Waste

$2.020m

Buildings

$0.308m

Plant, equipment & other infrastructure

$1.077m

Total

$6.297m

For further information please contact

Libby Dobson
Communications Officer
Burnie City Council
(03) 6430 5716 or 0448 568 728

Email: ldobson@burnie.net