$21.2m in works completed across shire
THE Campaspe Shire 2016/17 Annual Report is now available to the public.
The report which goes into detail of the happenings of the council over the last 12 months was adopted by the council recently.
Mayor Adrian Weston said the report details major projects completed across the year as part of the $21.2 million in works across the shire.
“Works to the value of $10.3 million were completed on various road, drainage and bridge projects with another big year planned this coming financial year of $11 million for roads,” he said.
While the report details some achievements, it also covers the challenges such as the downturn in the dairy industry, consolidating the impacts of rate capping into the long-term financial planning and external financial pressures.
“These challenges underline the importance of council continuing to adhere to its tight fiscal approach to ensure it remains on track with the longterm financial plan,” Cr Weston said.
Some of the achievements highlighted in the report include:
■ Reducing waste to landfill by 7.1 per cent, increasing the amount of recycled materials by 3.2 per cent and expansion of the garden organics service by 121 per cent over a five year period.
■ Ongoing expansion of the Learn-to-Swim program and increased attendances at pools.
■ Adoption of six campaigns to direct advocacy efforts.
■ Leading the state for the processing of planning permit applications completed within 60 days at 91 per cent, with an average of 42 processing days.
Cr Weston said the financial and performance statements have been independently audited with statements from the Victorian Auditor-Generals Office.
The report is available from council’s website and customer service centres.