Draft Operating Plan and Budget

11 April 2017 | Council

City of Canada Bay plans to invest significantly in major capital works and programs in the next financial year on a number of projects including $2.25 million on Five Dock streetscape upgrades, $1.37 million on road resurfacing, $665,000 on footpath renewal on Victoria Rd and $618,000 on parks including playgrounds.

These are some of the projects planned for the next financial year set out in the Draft 2017-18 Operating Plan, Budget and Fees and Charges, which is now on public exhibition and open for feedback.

These documents form part of the four-year Delivery Plan which is Council’s response to achieving community priorities outlined in the Community Strategic Plan, FuturesPlan20.

“This Draft 2017-18 Operating Plan sets out what Council aims to achieve to ensure the City is developed and maintained for our current and future community members,” City of Canada Bay Mayor Helen McCaffrey said. “It outlines services and infrastructure to support a healthy and rewarding lifestyle, making our area an enjoyable place to live and work.”

Mayor McCaffrey said the Operating Plan will also include projects from the Disability Inclusion Plan (DIAP), which is being drafted following community consultation. The DIAP aims to support people with disability to be active and engaged in the community.

Other key projects set out in the draft Operating Plan include:

  • $1.8 million on the new Campbell Park amenities building with the support of a grant of $1 million from the Federal Department of Infrastructure to the Abbotsford Junior Football Club
  • $472,000 on seawall renewals
  • $472,000 on drainage and stormwater management
  • $300,000 on shared bicycle/ pedestrian pathways in Mutton Reserve
  • $825,000 in lighting upgrades at Five Dock, Jesse Stewart Reserve and Lysaght Park Sportsfield
  • $425,000 on the library collection and furniture replacement.

In addition to the works to be undertaken by Council, Mayor McCaffrey said City of Canada Bay would continue to represent the community at State and Federal Government levels by advocating for the future needs of the community on major projects. These include strategic planning for Rhodes East and the Parramatta Road Corridor Urban Transformation Strategy, which may see an additional 8,900 people reside along the Canada Bay part of the corridor by 2050. 

The Draft 2017-18 Operating Plan, Budget and Fees and Charges will be on public exhibition from Tuesday, 11 April to Monday, 8 May. Submissions should be lodged with Council either by email,  Council@canadabay.nsw.gov.au, or post, Locked Bag 1470, Drummoyne NSW 1470.

For further information and to view the draft plans, visit the Public Exhibition page on Council’s click here. The documents can also be viewed at Council’s Civic Centre, 1A Marlborough Street, Drummoyne from 8.30am to 4pm as well as at Concord Library, Five Dock Library and Five Dock Leisure Centre. 

Proposed fees and charges can be viewed at all Council facilities where charges apply.

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