More than $27 million in capital works projects and an increased focus on water and sewer infrastructure are among the highlights of the draft Singleton Operational Plan for 2018/2019, which will be unveiled for public exhibition from tomorrow.
The draft plan outlines all of Council’s activities for the coming financial year and the next steps in the journey to creating the community’s vision for Singleton as vibrant, sustainable, progressive, connected and resilient.
It also includes Council’s detailed annual budget and proposed fees and charges, in line with State Government requirements.
Among the actions are a future plan for Singleton in the areas of the arts, culture and recreation; condition assessments on all critical road, drainage, building, open space and transportation assets; and commission of a new animal shelter.
A projected $27.9 million capital works budget is part of $82.5 million in forecast expenditure for Council in 2018/2019, along with more money for water and sewer services in line with the DPI Water Best Practice guidelines.
“The draft Operational Plan sets out Council’s entire works program for 2018/2019, covering everything from maintaining our parks and sports fields through to promoting Singleton to investors and holding high quality events,” General Manager Jason Linnane said.
“It also reflects the significant focus we have put on enhancing the experience for our customers through actions in our Customer Service Strategy, and our ongoing commitment to reviewing the efficiency of our services to make sure we are delivering what our community wants in the best way possible.
“Best of all, the draft Operational Plan is a checklist for our community on what we will deliver in the next financial year.
“I encourage everyone to take a look at the document during the public exhibition period and please let us know if you have any feedback.”
The draft Operational Plan 2018/2019 is available on Council’s website at www.singleton.nsw.gov.au as well as in hard copy at Council’s Customer Service Centre and Singleton Library from tomorrow. Written submissions may be addressed to the General Manager P.O. Box 314 Singleton NSW 2330 or via email to Singleton by 16 May 2018.
Submissions received will be summarised and included in a report to Council on 18 June 2018 when the draft plan returns to the Chambers for adoption.