Burdekin roads given $8.6 million boost in 2020/21 Budget
Council will continue its Shire-wide bitumen reseal and footpath upgrades following a total of $8,605,000 being allocated towards capital projects and maintenance of roads in the 2020/21 Budget.
Burdekin Shire Council will continue its Shire-wide bitumen reseal and footpath upgrades following a total of $8,605,000 being allocated towards capital projects and maintenance of roads, bridges and footpaths in its 2020/21 Budget.
The $8.6 million approved by Council is in addition to funding from the State and Federal Governments for continuing projects such as disaster recovery and resilience.
Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said more than $2.6 million of Council funding would go towards the renewal and upgrade of rural roads.
“Recently we have seen a large number of our urban roads resealed, and this is a process that will continue in the next financial year – however Council will also focus significant attention towards ensuring rural roads are also well maintained,” Cr McLaughlin said.
“Council will fund the renewal and upgrade of Barratta, Allen, McAllister, Tapiolas and Bapty Roads, as well as the bitumen sealing of part of Sandy Camp Road.
“Road safety is another focus with $600,000 for the construction of a roundabout at the Parker and Macmillan Street intersection and $200,000 of Federal Government Black Spot funding to upgrade the Drysdale and Bower Street intersection. Brandon residents will also be pleased with $40,000 allocated for improved access to Newton Lane.”
$165,000 will be spent on the detailed design of several future projects.
“Council has provided this funding to ensure Officers are able to prepare detailed plans of projects for consideration in future Budgets, including Airville and Sheepstation Creek Roads, Rita Island Road, McNeil Road, Beach Road, and the construction of further bitumen sealed carparks in high-traffic areas of Plantation Park.”
To access the Burdekin Shire Council 2020/21 Budget document, visit https://bit.ly/BDKBudget.