Major works planned for coming year

Posted by | July 8, 2017 | Community, Industry News, News

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The council recently adopted the Annual Plan and Estimates for the 2017-2018 year, detailing the initiatives to be funded this year.

A total capital works program of $20,886,000 is planned, with a major focus on completing the Dial Regional Sports Complex, bringing forward five projects to utilise the state government’s Accelerated Local Government Capital Program, and our ongoing asset renewal program, maintaining the existing asset base.

Major capital works this year include $2.435m for urban roads; $1.84m for rural roads; $250,000 for footpaths; $570,000 for bridges; $540,000 for car parks; $1.146m for parks and amenities; $140,000 for aged-persons home unit refurbishments; $131,000 for the Ulverstone Wharf precinct improvements; and $605,000 for recreation ground and sports centre upgrades. The program is supported by borrowings of $1m towards replacing our street lights with LED lighting.

Capeweed (Arctotheca calendula) is a widespread annual lawn/pasture weed in this region and becomes visible when in flower over summer. However its flat rosettes are growing now.  In early July, the Central Coast Council will commence the annual Capeweed Control Program in key locations across the municipal area, including nature strips.

Follow-up control will be in summer when the first buds appear. The program will continue for the next few years until effective control is achieved and then maintained on an annual basis.

Capeweed affects lawns from residential to parkland and is an economically-significant competitor of crops, grass and clover.  For more information please contact the council’s Construction and Maintenance Group Leader on 6429 8123.

 Source: http://www.theadvocate.com.au/story/4762826/major-works-planned-for-coming-year/

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