Childers to share in $28m bud­get for up­grades

Isis Town and Country - - News -

DI­VI­SIONAL rep­re­sen­ta­tive and Bund­aberg Re­gional Coun­cil Deputy Mayor Bill Trevor said that while Childers and dis­trict would share in the $28 mil­lion bud­geted for road up­grades and main­te­nance there were nu­mer­ous stand-alone projects to be com­pleted in the com­ing 12 months.

“They may not at­tract huge bud­get dol­lars but there are a num­ber of projects that have been iden­ti­fied, money al­lo­cated and the work listed for com­ple­tion,’’ Cr Trevor said.

“On the sub­ject of roads I am pleased to ad­vise that Voss’ Rd has been al­lo­cated $350,000 which will com­plete the fi­nal seal­ing and cul­vert up­grade. I can also ad­vise that there are un­al­lo­cated funds in our drainage bud­get and these will be utilised once in­ves­ti­ga­tion and mod­el­ling has been un­der­taken and pri­or­ity ar­eas iden­ti­fied.

“In the Woodgate Beach area $1.3 mil­lion has been al­lo­cated for ex­ten­sions to the sew­er­age sys­tem to sup­port devel­op­ment in the Edamgrove es­tate area with coun­cil funds sup­ple­mented by de­vel­oper con­tri­bu­tions.

“With a view to a fu­ture cap­i­tal ex­pen­di­ture of sev­eral mil­lion dol­lars on the Gre­gory River wa­ter treat­ment plant, coun­cil has set aside $100,000 to un­der­take ini­tial plan­ning and anal­y­sis,” Cr Trevor said.

Other projects listed in­clude:

$60,000 to seal and pave an area of the Childers coun­cil de­pot and con­struct a re­tain­ing wall fol­low­ing the re­moval of sev­eral older struc­tures in the de­pot yard.

$30,000 to con­struct a her­itage 75-me­tre strip of two-me­tre wide red con­crete foot­path in Cres­cent St. The new foot­path will re­place a bi­tu­men foot­path and some grassed foot­path be­tween the post of­fice and the rear en­trance to Mil­len­nium Park.

$15,000 will be contributed by coun­cil in a shared partnership ar­range­ment with Translink to con­struct a $30,000 long dis­tance bus stop in Cres­cent St. Childers has no for­malised bus stop area and the in­tended lo­ca­tion is close to ameni­ties. The pro­posed bus stop will in­cor­po­rate a shel­ter and other fa­cil­i­ties.

$40,000 has been al­lo­cated to the in­stal­la­tion of new shelv­ing at Childers Li­brary to meet dis­play and stor­age needs.

Cr Trevor said the bud­get would pro­vide fa­cil­i­ties that will add to an en­hanced im­age of the re­gion, ad­dress some com­mu­nity safety con­cerns and sup­ply in­fra­struc­ture for the use of the com­mu­nity and visi­tors alike.

NEW PATH: Foot­path up­grades are in the wings for Childers.

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