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MEDIA RELEASE - Budget set to deliver on priority projects

24 June 2021

Investment in recreation facilities, waste management and digital-based services are key drivers of Glenelg Shire Council’s $53 million 2021/2022 Budget, as adopted at Tuesday night’s June Council Meeting.

The key document includes a comprehensive $25.9 million capital works program to deliver on carry forward projects and new initiatives. This includes existing projects such as improvements at Island Park, creation of a new dump point at Dartmoor and construction of a new pump track in Portland.

New priority projects will include an upgrade of the Alexandra Park Precinct, preparation works for green waste collection and a Business Transformation Roadmap for digital services.

“The 2021-2022 budget will see the completion of some of Council’s most significant projects, such as the implementation of the Portland Foreshore Masterplan, Cape Bridgewater Masterplan and Local Port of Portland Bay Masterplan,” said Glenelg Shire Mayor Cr Anita Rank.

“These are projects that we have been advocating for many years and will have a substantial impact upon the Glenelg Shire in terms of recreation, tourism and liveability.

“Also included in the scope of this budget is the new priorities identified from the Draft 2021-2025 Council Plan, including the Portland Foreshore redevelopment, upgrades to the Alexandra Park Precinct and Thermal Loop heating improvements.

“Over the next financial year, we will continue to provide high quality and responsive services to the community, as well as delivering a comprehensive capital works program with a spread of works right across the Shire.”

Fees and charges have also been kept at a minimum with an increase of 1.5 per cent, as per State Government recommendations and consistent with CPI.

The 2021/2022 Budget is available to view via the Glenelg Shire website.

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