Revealed: Where council will spend extra £23.5m
THE major projects on which Rhondda Cynon Taf council has agreed to spend nearly £24m of extra funding this year have been revealed.
Full council agreed this week to an additional spend of £23.5m which will fund several big projects across a range of services.
These include including numerous highways schemes such as general road improvements, the dualling of the A4119, the Aberdare Bypass, the Llanharan Bypass and a cross valley link near Treorchy.
The money will also go towards providing extra care housing facilities for older people, flood prevention, town centre regeneration and community hubs.
Also included is match funding for a business development at Roberstown and Coedely and further funding for the Bryn Pica Eco Park waste manage- ment facility.
The funding has been identified after a review of the council’s 2017/2018 reserves following which extra funds were able to be released.
The council has spent £53m of additional resources over and above its normal capital spending since October 2015.
Extra care housing schemes, local road infastructure, community hubs and sports pavilions are all set to benefit from extra funding