Council seeks input on managing community assets

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Corangamite residents are encouraged to have their say on the Draft Asset Plan which will guide Council’s approach to asset management for the next 11 years.

Council manages over $644 million in infrastructure and property assets including:

  • 169 public buildings (including halls, public toilets, playing field amenities, community centres), heritage buildings, council offices and depots;
  • 2,195 km of roads (915 km sealed and 1,280 km unsealed);
  • 108 km of footpaths;
  • 187 km of kerb and channel;
  • 94 km of pipe;
  • 70 bridges and 47 culverts;
  • 45 play spaces; and
  • 22 monuments.

A Draft Asset Plan has been prepared to support the ‘Community Vision 2040’ and ‘Council Plan’ and to meet current and future demand in a financially sustainable way.

Mayor Ruth Gstrein said the plan will help Council make policy and operational decisions that reflect community priorities and prepare for future challenges.

“All assets deteriorate over time and it is Council’s responsibility to protect and maintain them so they meet the needs and aspirations of our residents,” Cr Gstrein said.

“We also need to schedule upgrades and new projects so services, economic activity and liveability remain strong into the future.

“This can be extremely challenging because it is expensive and resources are finite.

“Sometimes different interests need to be balanced. At other times investments need to be prioritised in order of urgency.”

Cr Gstrein encouraged residents to have their say on how council plans to manage its assets by completing the survey here or call Council on 5593 7100 for a hardcopy.

Submission close at 5 pm, Thursday 9 June.

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