QUINNS Lane, Currarong Road and Jindy Andy Lane will be renewed with the extra funds generated by Shoalhaven City Council’s proposed 8 per cent rate increase.
Council is intending to apply to the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) for permission to increase general rates by 4.6 per cent above the rate pegging limit (3.4 per cent) for the current financial year.
The increase will generate an additional $2.3 million, all of which would be exclusively allocated towards road and path renewal in 2013-14 ($1.8 million on roads and $500,000 on pathways).
On Tuesday night, the Policy and Resources committee recommended the funding from the proposed rate rise be allocated towards Currarong Road (5.6km to 6.8km from Coonemia Road), $624,000; Jindy Andy Lane (0.0km to 0.7km from Comerong Island Road), $364,000; Quinns Lane (0.4km to 0.8km from the Princes Highway), $512,000; Lake Conjola Entrance Road (within tourist park), $300,000 and Orient Point road works, to be determined.
The committee also recommended funding from the proposed rate rise be allocated towards the following path projects: Woollamia Road (community) path, $200,000; Princes Highway (south of Canberra Crescent) path, $90,000; and the Berry Street, Nowra CBD path, $210,000.
Shoalhaven mayor, Joanna Gash said council had chosen the most pressing road renewal projects to proceed with.
The Special Variation Discussion Paper can be found on council’s website www.shoalhaven .nsw.
gov.au, at the Nowra and Ulladulla administration centres, all local libraries and leisure centres.
Submissions can be lodged until 5pm Friday, March 1.