Over $60 million injected into the City of Canada Bay
Fri, 26/06/2020 - 13:29

At the last Council meeting the City of Canada Bay announced its most ambitious capital works program to date.

 “We are thrilled to be injecting record capital expenditure into our local economy in the upcoming financial year,” City of Canada Bay Mayor Angelo Tsirekas said.

“I am proud to announce that at the latest Council meeting, we endorsed the City of Canada Bay’s $61.7 million capital program for 2020–21.”

This program is part of the City of Canada Bay’s Operational Plan 2020–21.

“This program not only builds toward our future – it commits the resources we need to fund the renewal and maintenance of our infrastructure and secures our core Council services that the community need now more than ever.”

“The COVID–19 pandemic has taken its toll on our local economy and Local Government plays an important role in economic revival.”

“Our planned infrastructure program will not only improve our City for residents, workers and visitors, the program will create thousands of jobs, ensuring employment security for those in the City of Canada Bay and beyond both now and into the future.”

“Over the course of our multi-million dollar program we will begin landmark projects such as the Redevelopment of Concord Oval, for which $24 million is budgeted to be spent in 2020–21 alone.”

“Amongst other projects, we will be delivering new amenities buildings in both Timbrell Park ($1.96 million) and Goddard Park ($1.29 million), and breaking ground on our $3.2 million Charles Heath Reserve project.”

This year’s program also includes $14.7 million for our area’s roads and footpaths and $4.1 million invested into sea walls and drainage across the City.

“Last financial year we invested $26.6 million into capital works and delivered on major projects across the local area such as the $5.2 million Majors Bay Reserve synthetic field and new amenities building, and the $1.46 million Cintra Park amenities extension and refurbishment,” Mayor Tsirekas said.

“This year’s program continues the growth in investment into the local area when our community needs it most.”