Roads win in budget
ROAD funding will play a strong part in the 2016-17 North Burnett Regional Council budget, due to be handed down in Biggenden next week.
North Burnett Mayor Rachel Chambers said this was in accordance to a number of election promises made by herself and the other councillors before the March 19 election.
“As per our elected council focus, most of the money will go on roads,” Cr Chambers said.
“Roads are definitely the focus of this year’s budget.
“Our strategy is to work together as a region.
“Even though each division will get a little win, we will start to achieve things strategically.
“We will be doing up one haul at a time, instead of one bit at a time.”
Cr Chambers said the budget was still an ongoing process and would be revised over time.
“The budget this year was a rushed process for a newly elected council to have it in the first three months,” she said.
“We’ll continue to investigate and revise it into the next quarter.”
A revised and updated budget is due later this year.
The exact nature and the roads that will benefit from the funding will be revealed on July 6. Councillors are currently in the middle of a two-week period reviewing and amending aspects of the budget.
The budget, Cr Chamber’s first since being elected Mayor in March, will be handed down on July 6 in the Biggenden Council Chambers from 9am.