Focus on improving and maintaining assets

Burnie City Council will undertake $13.092m in capital works for its 2014 program.

Mayor Steve Kons said, “Our main focus will be continuing to maintain and improve our current assets.

“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.

“While the capital works program will focus on maintaining services to the community, there are some exciting, sustainable and affordable new projects on the way also. The installation of a liberty swing in Burnie Park is project highlight. A liberty swing is a playground swing for children and adults in wheelchairs.”

Key projects for 2014 include:

Roads

  • $1.438m on replacement of the Fernglade Rd/Emu River Bridge
  • $0.790m resealing urban and rural roads
  • $1.628m urban road infrastructure renewal and upgrades

Parks and Sporting Grounds

  • $0.121m on the West Park grandstand steelwork and light towers
  • $0.266m on the Wivenhoe sports ground including training lights (partly funded from $0.080m grant funding)
  • $0.153m drainage work at the Ridgley recreation ground
  • $0.208m on the continuation of the waterfront upgrade
  • $0.103m on new infrastructure at the Burnie Park including the installation of a liberty swing

Stormwater

  • $3.490m on the continuation of the stormwater development program (funded from grant funds received in June 2012).
  • $0.127m on the continuation of preventative flood works at Romaine Dam

The following table highlights the areas the capital works budget for 2014 is broken down to:

Category

Total Capital Works

Roads

$4.839m

Parks & sporting grounds

$1.313m

Stormwater

$4.183m

Waste

$0.159m

Buildings

$0.623m

Plant, equipment & other infrastructure

$1.975m

Total

$13.092m

 

View the full Annual Plan and Budget Estimates for 2014 at www.burnie.net

 

For further information please contact

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

Email: ldobson@burnie.net