Annual plan and budget on public exhibition

Setting a vision for the community

A detailed plan to deliver Council projects and services is on public exhibition.

The revised Delivery Program for 2013-2017 and draft Operational Plan for the 2015-2016 financial year was adopted by the Council at its meeting this week. Both are on exhibition between 1 and 29 May for public comment.

The Delivery Program outlines how the Council will achieve the community’s long-term objectives for the remainder of its four year term and includes a medium to long-term funding strategy.

The Operational Plan outlines individual projects, services and tasks to be undertaken in 2015-2016 along with the annual budget showing how they will be funded.

Highlights of next year’s Operational Plan include:

• $8.8 million to be spent on upgrades to local roads and $1.1 million on new and upgraded footpaths
• $5 million on environmental protection, including water quality and improved biodiversity
• Master planning for the key local centres of Gordon, Lindfield and Turramurra
• A new cultural and education centre to be built at the Wildflower Garden
• Completion of the multi-use recreation area at North Turramurra, including an 18-hole golf course and new sportsfields
• Upgrades to facilities at Koola Park Killara, Turramurra Memorial Park and Golden Jubilee Field Wahroonga
• Extensions to Cameron Park and Karuah Park
• An upgrade to the Warrimoo Avenue shopping area at St Ives
• A new playground at the St Ives Showground and a tourism strategy for the area

Mayor Jennifer Anderson said that over the next five years, the Council would spend a total of $123 million on infrastructure renewal in Ku-ring-gai.

“We have a clear vision for our community’s future and we are well prepared to take on the challenge of reform to the local government sector.”

To view the revised 2013-2017 Delivery Program and 2015-2016 Operational Plan, visit from 1 May. Copies are also available at the Council’s customer service centre at 818 Pacific Highway Gordon and at libraries.

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