Thursday, 10 May 2012
Roads, footpaths and drainage across Hobsons Bay will be given a $3.5 million upgrade in the proposed 2012-2013 budget.
Mayor of Hobsons Bay Councillor Tony Briffa said the proposed budget set aside funds to improve Hobsons Bay’s infrastructure and increase road safety across the municipality.
“The next financial year will be a busy one with the proposed budget including several large scale projects to improve infrastructure for our residents,” said the Mayor.
“The Council will spend $1.19 million to continue its road resurfacing program, to improve and maintain the local road network to the best possible standard.
“Footpaths will also receive a boost to further promote walking in our community, drainage will be upgraded and works to improve road safety introduced.”
Major road, footpath, drainage and traffic projects included in the proposed budget are:
Road rehabilitation of Percy Street - $500,000;
Road rehabilitation of Nelson Place - $346,000;
Road rehabilitation in Douglas Parade - $275,000;
Road rehabilitation in Altona Road - $230,000;
Footpaths at Point Cook Road/Skeleton Creek - $180,000;
Various local area traffic management and road safety works - $160,000;
Footpaths in Altona Meadows, north of Central Avenue - $110,000;
Drainage upgrades in Williamstown - $101,000; and
Road rehabilitation of Williamstown’s laneways - $100,000.
The proposed budget is available for inspection at the Hobsons Bay Civic Centre, all Hobsons Bay library branches and online.
Comments on proposals contained in the budget must be received in writing by 5.00pm on Thursday, 31st May. Submitters can ask to be heard at a Council meeting on Tuesday, 12th June. Those wishing to speak must indicate they would like to do so in their written submission. Submissions can be mailed to Mr Glenn O’Sullivan, Director Business and Finance, Hobsons Bay City Council, PO Box 21, Altona 3018.