Budget provides a boost for roads, bridges, businesses, community groups, pools and jobs

Fit for the future and ready to grow: Kyogle Council has announced the public display of its draft budget that sees improvements to vital infrastructure and provides for all sections of the community.

Kyogle Council Mayor Danielle Mulholland described the draft as "a budget for our future". 

"Over the next four years we are investing more in our bridge replacement program, our rural road program and our regional road network program," she said.

“The increased spend will see 50 bridges replaced and more than $28 million spent on improvements and resealing of regional and rural road infrastructure.

“Major road and bridge upgrades are scheduled, including substantial improvements to the Clarence Way and Culmaran Creek Road.

“There is additional funding for sealing of laneways and streets in Bonalbo, Woodenbong, Kyogle and the villages.

“We are also investing in building improvements allocating $1.4 million over four years, and community partnerships with grant funding expected to increase by 50 per cent.”

The budget also provides for continued local business assistance through the development of an economic prospectus. 

“Kyogle Council recently convened a local business ideas forum and we have listened to our local business owners," Cr Mulholland said.

"We have committed to funding a prospectus and allocated additional funds to update it in the future.

“We are also pleased to announce extended pool hours at Bonalbo and Woodenbong, flexible hours at Kyogle, and free use of the Kyogle Memorial Institute Hall for community and not-for-profit groups."

Kyogle Council General Manager Graham Kennett said the budget also provided a significant investment in the future of the area's young people.

“It’s important to invest in young local people and give them every opportunity to cement their future here in our Local Government Area," he said.

"I’m pleased to announce that we will be taking on graduates in Planning and Environmental Health, continuing to support apprenticeships and this budget provides for an ongoing local school based trainee program.”

Budget highlights include

Copies of the draft budget are available here:

or from Council at 1 Stratheden St Kyogle, the Wadeville store, Woodenbong Post Office, Tabulam Post Office, Cawongla store, Mallanganee Post Office, Old Bonalbo Post Office, Kyogle Library, Kyogle Council Administration Centre, Wiangaree Post Office, Bonalbo Post Office, and the mobile library.   

Submissions should be made in writing to the General Manager, 1 Stratheden St Kyogle or to council@kyogle.nsw.gov.au

The closing date for submissions is 19 May 2017.