Council's Budget for 2017/2018 Adopted

At the 21 June Ordinary meeting, Port Macquarie-Hastings Council adopted a suite of future plans, including the 2017/18 Operational Plan and budget.

In addition to the 2017/18 Operational Plan, Council adopted the 2017-2021 Delivery Program, the 2017-2021 Resourcing Strategy and the revised Towards 2030 Community Strategic Plan.

There are more than $100 million of exciting community infrastructure projects occurring during the next 12 months including the design of the Hastings Regional Sporting facility in Wauchope; commencing the delivery of sewerage schemes in Comboyne, Long Flat and Telegraph Point; upgrading the terminal at Port Macquarie Airport; repairs to the Dunbogan Bridge; continued resealing and rehabilitation of local roads; playground upgrades across our region, and much more.

There are also numerous projects underway that span multiple financial years, including road reconstruction and rehabilitation works such as Ocean Drive at Lakewood, King Creek Road and Gordon St in Port Macquarie. Works to improve Port Macquarie Town Green and Town Square are already underway, Stingray Creek Bridge is nearing completion and the next stage of the Wauchope Pool redevelopment will commence soon.

Council also delivers services such as water, sewer and waste services, library services, cultural services and will continue to maintain more than $2 billion of assets on behalf of the community.

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