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Big projects lead the way in council budget

Campbelltown Council will embark on an $89 million capital works program to build, maintain and enhance the city’s infrastructure over the next 12 months after councillors approved the 2020-2021 budget at this week’s council meeting.

The delivery program and operational plan includes a total budget of $272 million and outlines some of council’s key projects.

They include projects already announced such as Billabong Parklands (pictured above from an artist’s impression), Badgally Road and Raby Road upgrades and the sports centre of excellence on land in the Campbelltown campus of Western Sydney University.

A yarning circle at Koshigaya Park, district play spaces at Eagle Farm Reserve and Milton Park and an inclusive play space at Glenfield are also part of the delivery program for next year.

Others are the Rosemeadow five million trees project, community recycling centre construction, planning for a new civic library and a pump track at Leumeah.

Over the next 12 months council aims to implement the economic development strategy, develop a place based integrated transport strategy and delivering the Campbelltown 2020 program, which marks the 200th anniversary of the establishment of the township by Governor Macquarie in 1820.

“Campbelltown is a city where big things are happening and the projects budgeted in our delivery program and operational plan are an example of how we’re moving forward together to help our city further prosper economically,” says mayor George Brticevic.

“Alongside big projects such as construction of the Campbelltown Billabong Parklands, we’re also working hard to renew and improve community infrastructure such as sporting fields and roads,” he said.

Council will continue to assess the effects of the Covid-19 health situation and future financial changes will be reported each quarter.

Residents owing money to council for rates will also have the opportunity to bring their accounts up to date, interest free, over the next six months. People who hold a pensioner concession card may also be eligible for a pe

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