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Council unveils program to deliver community projects

Posted 30 May 2013 by (Hurstville News)

Mayor of Hurstville, Cr Jack Jacovou today unveiled Hurstville City Council’s program to deliver projects as identified by the community in the Community Strategic Plan 2021.

Mayor Jacovou said this is another step in implementing the long-term strategic plans identified by the community to ensure that the City of Hurstville remains dynamic and vibrant well into the future.

“The Delivery Plan and Operational Plan 2013-17 focuses on maintaining and renewing basic assets such as roads, footpaths, parks and playgrounds, as well as progressing a number of large projects including improving Gannons Park and constructing a new community centre in Mortdale,” he said.

“I am pleased to announce that Council has also allocated $120,000 for the construction of new toilets at the Hurstville Transport Interchange.

“Council is committed to delivering improved infrastructure, more economic development and local enterprise opportunities for the benefit of local residents and ratepayers.”

Mayor Jacovou said over the past few years, Council had put in the hard yards and delivered a number of large projects which benefit the community.

“These include the Hurstville Aquatic Leisure Centre expansion, and upgrade of Penshurst Branch Library,” he said.

“Council is now focusing on addressing issues which directly impact our residents, including improving our local roads, footpaths, sporting facilities and the appeal of our town centres.

“Over the 13/14 financial year alone, Council will re-sheet seven roads, top dress and/or resurface eight sporting fields, replace three children’s playgrounds, undertake repairs to kerbs and gutters throughout the local government area, upgrade floodlighting in Gannons Park, and construct new toilets in Evatt Park.

Mayor Jacovou said Council has delivered a responsible budget which is in surplus for 2013/14.

“This has been achieved through prudent financial management,” he said.

“Our services and facilities will continue to be rolled out at no additional cost to our ratepayers.

“I am pleased that many of Council’s fees and charges for 2013/14 have either remained unchanged or only increased slightly in line with CPI.”

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