Neerabup budget boost
MAJOR projects such as Neerabup industrial area development, sports facility upgrades, coastal protection and roads feature in the City of Wanneroo’s $67 million capital works budget for 2018-19.
About $25 million of that will come from municipal funds, $22.7 million from grants and other contributions and $17 million from reserve funds.
The City has allocated $2.1 million to develop and upgrade roads in the Neerabup industrial area and $1.9 million to widen Pinjar Road in Banksia Grove.
The budget lists $12 million of the $23 million provided by the State Government to widen Marmion Avenue from Butler to Yanchep, with the project due to finish the following financial year.
Funding for sports facilities will include $4 million for the Butler north active open space.
There will also be $1.5 million for Kingsway Olympic Club change rooms and grandstand, as well as $900,000 for netball clubrooms at Kingsway Regional Sporting Complex.
There is also $400,000 for the long-awaited coastal path between Mindarie and Burns Beach, but only $77,775 to redevelop the Quinns Rocks Caravan Park, which closed to visitors in late 2012.
The City has allocated $170,000 to design the top 10 projects from Cycle Wanneroo.
The budget includes $16.2 million carried forward from 2017-18 projects, bringing the total to $83.4 million.
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