Council adopts draft Delivery Plans for 2018/19 – 2019/20

Cabonne Council on Tuesday adopted draft Delivery Programs for 2018/19 – 2019/20 which will now go on public exhibition for comment from tomorrow. (See page 13).

The documents include the Community Strategic Plan, the Draft Delivery Program 2018/19 to 2020/21, the Draft Operational Plan 2018/19 and the Draft Resourcing Strategy.

A new program has been developed for the three year period from 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2021. The program is a means by which council will be assessed by the community on its effectiveness in achieving its objectives over its full electoral term. The Operational Plan & Budget for 2018/19 details the activities to be engaged in by Council during the year.

Council’s budgeted operating income is $50 million made up of Rates and Annual Charges of $14 million, Capital Grants of $18 million, Operating Grants of $7.6 million and User Charges of $8.7 million. Proposed capital expenditure is $30 million. Rates and Annual Charges Rates are proposed to increase by the rate cap limit of 2.3%. The water and sewer access charges will increase by 2% and the Waste and Recycling bin collection service will increase by 6% or $21.20, mainly due to an increased charge for recycling.

The major capital works projects are the Finalisation of the Molong to Cumnock and Yeoval water project at a cost of $9.4 million, Stronger Country Community Grant projects valued at $2.1 million, Plant purchases of $3.4 million, Puzzle Flat Creek Levee costing $2.4 million, Local Roads construction costing $6 million, Construction of Banjo Paterson Way for $4.5 million and resealing of other Regional Roads at a cost of $0.7 million.

The Council will continue to implement the village enhancement plans during 2018/19 which were budgeted for in the 2017/18 budget.
The draft plans will be placed on exhibition from Friday 11 May to Friday 8 June at the following locations: Council’s website; Council’s office’s in Molong, Cudal and Canowindra; The General Store in Cargo; The Business Enterprise Centre in Orange and Branch Libraries in Canowindra, Manildra and Molong.
The public are invited to make submissions during this time.

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