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Work to start on major projects in $89m council spend

Campbelltown Council plans to spend $89 million on infrastructure next financial year, including major projects such as the sport centre of excellence and Billabong Parklands.

The total budget forecast for the 2020-2021 financial year is $272 million.

As well as the major projects, council says the $89 million capital works program will go towards building and maintaining basic infrastructure such as park equipment and footpaths.

Key projects in the draft operational plan include:

  • Developing and master planning of key Reimagining Campbelltown City Centre projects.
  • Finalising an update to the Campbelltown LEP.
  • Developing the Cultural Interpretation Strategy.
  • Planning for a new Civic Library.
  • Continuing work to create the South West Sydney Community and Justice Precinct.
  • Advocating for more education offerings in the Campbelltown CBD.
  • Develop a Place Based Integrated Transport Strategy.
  • Implement the Economic Development Strategy.
  • Developing and implementing a Resilience Strategy.
  • The Campbelltown 2020 program.
  • Working with the NSW Government’s 5 Million Trees Project.
Artist’s impression of the sport centre of excellence; top: Billabong Parklands.

 “There is a lot to look forward to over the next 12 months as exciting projects such as the Billabong Parklands get under way,” says mayor George Brticevic.

“Our $89 million investment in capital works will see progress made on large scale projects such as the Campbelltown Sport and Health Centre of Excellence as well as enhancements to every day infrastructure such as roads and footpaths,” Cr Brticevic said.

“We will continue to assess the impacts of the Covid-19 health situation on our business, but the community can be rest assured that we will deliver the essential services that our community expect from us as well as planning for our city’s future to ensure our local economy remains strong.”

Residents are being encouraged to have their say on the projects, activities and budget in council’s draft operational plan including the fees and charges for next financial year.

The plan is on public exhibition until next Wednesday, May 27; details on council’s website.

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