Council adopts plan to set direction for next 10 years

almost 3 years ago

Lake Macquarie Councillors have adopted the new Community Strategic Plan, which guides the future direction of Lake Macquarie City for the next 10 years.

Mayor of Lake Macquarie, Cr Kay Fraser, said the Plan shares the vision and aspirations for the future of Lake Macquarie and sets out the community’s long-term plan.

“The Community Strategic Plan is an inspiring blueprint that captures the ideas, priorities and aspirations of our community,” Cr Fraser said.

“It is the key strategic plan that will guide us as we work to achieve great things for Lake Macquarie City and its people over the coming decade.

“The Plan was developed in collaboration with our community through one of Council’s most extensive engagement projects; it is the community’s plan and it outlines what we will achieve on their behalf over the next decade.”

Lake Macquarie Councillors also adopted the Resourcing Strategy, Fees and Charges, four-year Delivery Program 2017-2021 and annual Operational Plan for 2017-2018.

“These plans map out the strategies and actions we will take to achieve our community’s long-term vision for the City, and detail the works we will deliver over the next 12 months to ensure our City meets the needs of our community,” Cr Fraser said.

“Council is forecast to spend more than $111 million on capital works projects across the City in the next 12 months.

“These works include maintenance and redevelopment of our community centres, parks and playgrounds, sporting facilities, swim centres, libraries and cultural facilities. It details our investment for the year in safer roads, better footpaths and cycleways, and new transport infrastructure. We have also set out the projects we will fund to improve drainage systems, deliver better waste management and improve our local environment.”

Snapshot of projects

· $30 million on road surfacing and upgrades

· $19.72 million on our parks and playgrounds including construction of the Pasterfield Sports Complex at Cameron Park and upgrades to Speers Point Park

· $4.74 million on construction and upgrade of local sporting facilities

· $4.65 million on traffic and transport improvements such as speed humps, school crossings and streetscape works

· $2.13 million on community building upgrades

· $27 million on maintenance

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