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The 2014-15 Budget endorsed by Whitsunday Regional Council today includes $16.2 million incapital works projects to deliver much needed infrastructure upgrades across the entireWhitsunday region.
Mayor Jenny Whitney said despite Council’s main priority being focused on paying down debt the $16.2 million capital work program includes much needed road upgrades, water and sewerage infrastructure improvements and some community projects across the entire region.
“$4.8 million will be spent on water sewerage network upgrades across the entire Whitsundayregion to ensure the new Water Treatment Plants and Sewerage Treatment Plants can continue to service the region effectively,” Mayor Whitney said.
“$5.3 million will be spent on much needed road upgrades across the Whitsunday region, including reconstructions, addressing black spots, improving drainage and resheeting cane roads.
Other significant investments include:
$1.2 million to develop cell 4 at the Kelsey Creek Landfill
$400,000 for four town entrance statements for each of the major townshipsAirlie/Cannonvale, Bowen, Collinsville and Proserpine
$600,000 for Whitsunday Coast Airport, Bowen Aerodrome apron resurface and CollinsvilleAerodrome back-up generator shelter
$200,000 to replace library resources in line with community needs at the four WhitsundayRegional Libraries.
$15,000 for a heritage management plan for the North Head Lighthouse Project, Bowen
These are just some of the commitments made as part of the capital works program in the 2014-15 Whitsunday Regional Council Budget.
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