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May 11, 2020

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A $4million-plus capital works program, a cutting-edge digital asset management plan and innovative pilot projects to reduce waste are among highlights of Hunter’s Hill Council’s draft operating plan and budget for the coming year.

Councillors resolved at a meeting tonight (Monday May 11, 2020) to place the draft Operational Plan and Budget for 2020/21 on public exhibition for at least 28 days in order to seek public comment and submissions.

The draft plan outlines the individual projects and actions scheduled throughout the year to achieve key outcomes in Council’s adopted Community Strategic Plan (CSP). The CSP outlines how Council is not only maintaining but also innovating in terms of its key directions, to build a sustainable and thriving organisation to serve the community.

Highlights of the draft plan include:

  • the establishment of a library and community program space in Hunters Hill Village;
  • a $4million capital works program that makes provision for buildings, roads and bridges, footpaths, kerbs and guttering, stormwater drainage and information technology;
  • an increased focus on assets, including delivery of a digital asset management plan, believed to be the first in NSW; and
  • partnering with the University of New South Wales Circular Economy Innovation Network to deliver a Circular Economy program that will focus on diverting materials from landfill.

Protection and rehabilitation of bushland areas and heritage conservation provisions are other key considerations.

The draft operational plan and budget recognises that there will be negative budgetary impacts as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic through reduced revenues.

Given recent uncertainty globally due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the operational plan and budget is set to be reviewed regularly as the impacts of the pandemic are fully realised.

Council also resolved tonight to adopt a boat trailer parking policy, which was publicly exhibited for 28 days between March and April.

The policy aims to minimise the use of residential streets for boat trailer parking and improve the management of vehicle parking, traffic flow and access to properties and encourages boat owners to make use of off-street storage and parking facilities.

Council also reaffirmed tonight its commitment to deliver a pedestrian crossing on the corner of Mary Street and Mark Street, Hunters Hill.

 

MEDIA CONTACT: Jacqui Jones, Communications Officer. Phone: (02) 9879 9400

Email: jonesj@huntershill.nsw.gov.au

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Hunter’s Hill Council

22 Alexandra Street, Hunters Hill NSW 2110
PO Box 21, Hunters Hill NSW 2110
Tel: (02) 9879 9400
E: customerservice@huntershill.nsw.gov.au
ABN: 75 570 316 011