Draft budget of the Dubbo regional council: major infrastructure projects presented | Liberal Daily


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Dubbo Regional Councilor Joshua Black encourages residents to view the 2022/23 budget which has been made public and have their say. “I would encourage the community at large to read and submit, the community pays the rates and should have the opportunity to have their say,” he said. “There is funding for street trees, major road repairs, so please submit a bid, I’ve had people tell me they want cat control wild, so put this on so you can make your voice heard.” ALSO MAKING THE NEWS: That the Dubbo Regional Council draft budget 2022/2023 (including fees and charges) and the forward budgets for 2023/2024, 2024/2025 and 2025/2026 be on display to the public until Monday, May 30, 2022 at 5 p.m. According to Dubbo Regional Council Chief Executive Murray Wood’s budget, street tree planting schemes are proposed for the next four-year period, totaling $376,000. An allowance of $17,850 has again been included in the 2022/2023 Proposed Budget for the Chief Administrative Officer/Mayor to assist community groups or other organizations with the costs of various community activities or functions. An allocation of approximately $1.04 million has been budgeted for the operation of the Macquarie Regional Library Alliance, which includes the councils of Dubbo, Narromine and Warrumbungle Shire. Funding for the Disability Access Infrastructure Replacement Fund has ceased. The Board previously decided that funding of $500,000 per year was allocated over four years ending in 2021/2022. An allocation of $170,000 plus CPI has been provided for each year of the budget to allow for the Council’s continued involvement in Aboriginal employment projects. This could result in expenditures of $45,000 per year. International Sister City operations are expected to resume in 2023/2024, while a Newcastle-focused nationwide program is expected to continue over the next four years. You can find the documents for the public exhibition here where they will be on display until May 30.



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