SHOALHAVEN City Council has finalised the delivery program for projects being funded by the recent special variation rate rise.
While pleased to see the start of road renewal and footpath projects in the current financial year, Shoalhaven Mayor Joanna Gash cautioned that it would take many years to overcome the $37 million backlog of work.
The rate increase will provide council with an extra $2.3 million, all of which has been allocated to road renewal and footpath projects in 2013/14.
Cr Gash said she was pleased that the delivery program had been completed saying she was looking forward to the start of works in the near future.
“Council applied for an increase in general rates above the rate pegging limit to allow the organisation to tackle the area’s growing infrastructure backlog,” Cr Gash said.
The delivery program includes: $624,000 for Currarong Road with work to start in October and completion by Christmas holidays.
Jindy Andy Lane, $364,000k starting Monday September 2 with completion expected by Christmas holidays.
Quinns Lane $512,000, estimated start in December subject to consultation with local business owners.
Lake Conjola Entrance Road, $200,000, work to start in April 2014 to avoid peak holiday periods.
Orsova Parade, $100,000, to start in January 2014 with completion by February 2014.
Berry Street footpath, $210,000, initial stage of the project estimated to start in October.
Princes Highway (south of Canberra Crescent) path, $90,000, work to start in April 2014 with completion by end of June 2014.
Woollamia Road (community) path, $200,000, works are nearing completion.