Council draft plans, budget on exhibition

Eurobodalla residents can give feedback on Eurobodalla Council’s draft 2021-22 budget and revised work plan until Tuesday 25 May.

The revised draft Delivery Program 2017-22 and Operational Plan 2021-22 outline Council’s work plan for its elected term. It also details operations for 2021-22, including the budget, capital program, revenue policy and fees and charges.

Eurobodalla Council estimates it will manage an income of about $123 million in 2021-22, excluding capital grants and contributions. About half of this income comes from ratepayers, with the remainder from user fees and charges, grants, contributions and investments.

Council expects to spend $125 million in 2021-22 delivering essential community infrastructure and services and continuing its bushfire recovery work.

Capital works on sports fields, marine facilities, parks and reserves total $5.9 million, while $8.7 million is allocated to the local transport network.

About $4.6 million of NSW Government funds will be spent on upgrades for Observation Point at Batehaven and Riverside Park in Moruya and progressing the Mogo Trail Adventure Hub.

The big-ticket project is the $69 million aquatic, arts and leisure centre at Batemans Bay, which is funded by the Commonwealth and NSW Governments and Council and expected to be complete early next year.

The Council will continue to advocate to the NSW Government for better resilience outcomes; including for funding to progress its $105 million Eurobodalla Southern Water Supply Storage and for a regional integrated emergency services centre.

Council will also continue its commitment to the environment, developing a new Emissions Reduction and Variable and Changing Climate Adaptation Strategy, and spending about $1.1 million on environmental management.

Eurobodalla Council’s revised draft Delivery Program 2017-22 and Operational Plan 2021-22 is available to view at until Tuesday 25 May.

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