7 July 2016 – Media Release
Cumberland Council has published its first ever Draft Operational Plan for 2016/17 which includes a substantial investment in quality public infrastructure, particularly through the maintenance and upgrade of roads.
A subtotal of $77,750,239 will be invested into capital works in 2016/17. The majority of the infrastructure work will focus on improving roads with $12,315,216 being allocated for this purpose. This funding will cover a comprehensive collection of road upgrades including reconstructions, pavement resurfacing, minor and major patching, kerb and gutter replacement and drainage improvements.
The capital works plan includes a number of projects including: a $541,000 reconstruction of half a kilometre of road pavement on Park Road, Berala; $371,000 of reseal works at Veron Street, Wentworthville; and $433,000 of road pavement reconstruction at Church Street which will increase accessibility to the local sports precinct which includes Lidcombe Oval, Auburn Basketball Centre, PCYC Auburn and the Ruth Everuss Aquatic Centre which is currently undergoing a major upgrade.
“A major objective of Cumberland Council’s first ever Operational Plan was to deliver quality, safe roads for residents. The significant expenditure in the upcoming year will upgrade problem roads and maintain the standard of infrastructure as a whole throughout Cumberland Council,” Cumberland Council Administrator Viv May said.
“In addition to this, $2,620,481 will also be dedicated to upgrading problem footpaths to
ensure easy pedestrian access and safer passages for children travelling to, and from, school”
explained Mr May.
The Draft Operational Plan 2016/17 is now on public exhibition.