Council adopts Operational Plan for 2019/20
This week Council adopted the Operational Plan 2019/20, which is part of the Delivery Program 2018-2021 (Revised). The Plan includes a budget of $164.4 million, which is Council’s largest to date, and includes operational actions, our capital works program, fees and charges, and the rating structure.
I am particularly impressed with our ambitious $30 million capital works spend over the next financial year. This includes $12 million towards our roads, $2 million towards footpaths and cycleways and around $11 million worth of recreation works. The quality of our road network is very important to residents and I am proud that Council will invest so much into it over the next 12 months.
Some of the other major projects that will move forward over the next 12 months include the Maitland Regional Athletics Centre, Maitland Regional Sports Hub expansion, Stage 2 of Athel D’Ombrain Drive, Stage 1 of the Queens Wharf Morpeth Plan of Management, and the new Maitland Administration Centre.
This is a really exciting Operational Plan, as the second year of our three year Delivery Program. It has been prepared with a tight focus on financial sustainability and the provision of high quality services for our growing population. I believe staff should be congratulated on the document they have delivered and I want to thank everyone who provided feedback during the public exhibition period.
You can view The Delivery Program 2018-21 (Revised) and Operational Plan 2019/20 at maitland.nsw.gov.au/delivery-program
BMX fun at Tenambit
Over the long weekend I made it out to the BMX track in Tenambit and watched some of the Kennards Hire BMXNSW BMXtreme Carnival. There were over 680 competitors taking part in the event and some came from as far as New Zealand.
The Maitland BMX Club has become really popular over the last few years and to get so many competitors come to Maitland to battle it out was wonderful. I met a lot of passionate members of the club who have plans to host even bigger meets in Maitland and I have no doubt they will be able to make this happen.
To view some of the action from the weekend and find out how to be involved, follow the Maitland BMX Club on Facebook.