Millions For Roads, Footpaths in Bendigo Council’s Draft Budget

May 23, 2024 10:36 am in by
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Investment in roads, drainage and footpaths are among the top priorities in the City of Greater Bendigo’s proposed 2024/25 budget.

If adopted by councillors, some of the budget highlights include $6 million for sealed road pavement works along streets in Epsom and Kangaroo Flat and other parts of Bendigo, $3 million for a road patching program and $900,000 for rehabilitation on the Kennington Reservoir Dam Wall.

Funding will be allocated for the design and delivery of stage 1 works at North Bendigo Recreation Reserve, including a new soccer pavilion and change rooms, and female-friendly facilities at Golden Square Recreation Reserve.

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Over $2 million would go towards footpaths, while $476,000 would go towards upgraded public furniture, BBQ’s and drinking fountains.

The proposed budget is based on a 2.75 per cent rate cap, in line with what was set by the State Government.

The budget will be presented at the next council meeting for consideration on Monday.

For the full list of budget highlights, click here.