Have your say on Council’s Draft Operational Plan 2015-2016

The Lithgow City Council has endorsed its Draft Operational Plan 2015-16 and is calling for public submissions on the Plan.

“With several major projects to be funded in 2015-2016, Council has had to make some tough decisions with regard to the projects which will be undertaken in the Operational Plan” said Mayor Maree Statham.

In 2015-16 Council will be continuing to undertake major works to roads, including:
• The continued upgrade of sections of Hampton Road, Cox’s River Road and Browns Gap Road.
• The continued upgrade of Ordnance Avenue.
• Improvements to the bridges on Glen Davis Road.
• Rehabilitation of Blackheath Creek Road, Kanimbla Drive and Quarry Road.

Improvements to community buildings will include the construction of a new toilet block at Wallerawang Oval and upgrading the interior of the Visitor Information Centre.

Continuing to develop and maintain major infrastructure to meet the needs of the community and legislative requirements is a key priority for Council. In 2015-16 we will be undertaking the following works in the areas of Water and Sewer Management:

• Continuing the upgrade to the Portland Sewerage Treatment Plant.
• Implementing the findings from the Water Loss Management Program to achieve a reduction in unaccounted for water to less than 25%.

In 2015-16 we will continue to apply for funding to undertake capital works to improve our community facilities from State and Federal Governments and other funding sources” said Mayor Maree Statham. “This will provide quality community facilities will improve lifestyle opportunities, growth and development for the Lithgow local government area.”

At the meeting of the Council held on Monday 20 April, the Lithgow City Council endorsed its Draft Operational Plan 2015-16 and Draft Fees & Charges 2015-16. These documents are now on public exhibition with Council calling for public submissions prior to adoption by Council in June.

Copies of the Draft Operational Plan and Fees & Charges can be read at the Lithgow, Wallerawang and Portland libraries; and at the Council’s Administration Centre. They are available for downloading on the Council’s web site www.lithgow.nsw.gov.au”, continued the Mayor.

Council invites written public submissions on the Draft Operational Plan. Submissions close on Friday 22 May at 4.30pm. Submissions may be sent to the General Manager, Lithgow City Council, PO Box 19, Lithgow or email ipr@lithgow.nsw.gov.au quoting reference number IPR09-12.

Members of the community are invited to attend the following public briefing sessions which will be held throughout the area in coming weeks.

GLEN ALICE: Wednesday 29 April, 6.00pm at Glen Alice Community Hall
WALLERAWANG: Tuesday 5 May, 6.30pm at Wallerawang Bowling Club
HARTLEY: Wednesday 6 May, 6.30pm at the Old Hartley Schoolhouse

Council’s Corporate Strategy & Communications Officer will be available to discuss the Plans at the Lithgow Library on Wednesday 29 April between 10am and 11.30am.

All feedback from briefing sessions and written submissions will be tabled with Council for consideration prior to Council adopting the Draft Operational Plan 2015-16 and Draft Fees & Charges 2015-16 in June.

For further information contact Council’s Administration Centre on 6354 9999.

Actively engaging the community in decision making processes that affect their future is part of Council’s Governance & Civic Leadership Strategy in the Community Strategic Plan 2026.

Mayor Maree Statham
Tel: 02 6354 9999
Fax: 02 6351 4259

Juli-Ann Brozek
Group Manager Corporate & Community
Tel: 02 6354 9999

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