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Happy with budget - Cr Davey

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May 12, 2016

Despite his one disappointment, Cr Daryl Davey is “pretty happy” with what’s planned for Mulwala in 2016/17.


“The big ticket item is the $2.7 million Industrial Estate expansion which will see a substantial expansion of the estate through to Tocumwal Road,” he told the Yarrawonga Chronicle.


“We will have to repay the $2.7 million to service the loan but I’m happy about the expansion.


“In Melbourne Street, the pavement rehab from Havelock Street to the canal (R&MS funding) to cost $360,000 and the $400,000 Purtle Park frontage and parking lane rehab from Havelock Street to the canal are to be done in 2016/17.”


At Corowa Shire Council’s Special meeting on May 4 to adopt the budget and other documentation, Cr Davey expressed disappointment at no increase on last year’s allocation of $40,000 to Yarrawonga Mulwala Tourism.


“Overall, I’m pretty happy with the budget. Mulwala’s getting 28 to 29 per cent of the capital works program or $5.4 million of work. That’s not bad, but we do need it,” the Mulwala-based Corowa Shire councillor said.


“Obviously going forward with implementation is the Lonsdale Reserve which will receive $100,000.”


Cr Davey praised other work for Mulwala. Among other works for Mulwala in the forthcoming financial year are:
Land improvement
* Owen Bridges Reserve $240,000 upgrade boat ramp, pontoon, parking
* Mulwala Foreshore Master Plan, North Street Reserve $45,000 dump point/seal
* Mulwala RSL Park $25,000 drainage to pit in Melbourne Street, reshape of Old Mill Lane 
* Mulwala Civic Centre $10,000 garden upgrade
* Mulwala Foreshore Master Plan Purtle Park $50,000 pathways to complement frontage works
Plant and equipment
* Digger Loughnan Park - $5,000 including additional seating under umbrellas
* Library video surveillance $5,000
Roads, footpaths, carpark, stormwater drainage
* Melbourne Street $25,000 120m footpath south from Bayly Street
* Inglis Street $40,000 cycleway across railway line
* Gulai Road $30,000 extend pathway across railway line
* Inglis Street/Pool park carpark $65,000 boating facilities and seal layout at park
* Romney Street Inglis to Wing $40,000 rehab 2m wide renewal
* Romney Street Inglis to Beams $45,000 pavement rehab 2m beside kerb
* Romney Street $60,000 rehab half road No. 55 to Slattery Street (110m x 6m)
* Sturt Street $240,000 Havelock to Erne kerb and gutter, and rehab pavement
* Inglis Street $25,000 kerb return from Lucan Street at railway line
* Havelock Street $90,000 Sturt to Colless kerb and gutter
* Lucan Street $20,000 extra culverts to open drain near No. 116
Water supply/sewerage
* 24 jobs $570,000.


Council’s draft budget is on display until Monday, June 13 and may be viewed in the Mulwala Civic Centre.

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