The City of Greater Bendigo invites all residents to attend a special “Let’s Talk Priorities” Forum to learn how Council sets its funding priorities through the annual budget process.
The aim of the forum is to explain how this is undertaken and provide an opportunity for participants to help test the City’s proposed new project evaluation tool.
Each year the City provides about $50 million for capital and major works projects on roads, footpaths, drainage, buildings, recreation reserves and parks. However it’s a fact that there is more than half a billion dollars worth of potential projects competing for a share of this funding each year through the budget process.
The City of Greater Bendigo currently looks after assets and infrastructure worth over a billion dollars including:-
- 290 bridges, 1438 km of sealed roads and 1400 km of unsealed roads, 728 km of footpaths, 1082 km of kerb and channel, 890 km of underground drains, 39592 drainage pits and over 280,000 square metres of paved area
- Over 800 public buildings, over 80 toilet blocks, a range of public furniture, statues and monuments.
- Over 70 sporting reserves, 20 heritage and formal gardens, 310 passive recreation reserves including 120 playgrounds, 170 natural reserves and over 100,000 nature strip trees
The “Let’s Talk Project Priorities” Forum will also include a discussion on long term financial planning and how this affects rate increases and borrowings.
It’s part of Council’s ongoing commitment to listen to, engage with, consult and inform the community and we would love to see you participate in the “Let’s Talk Project Priorities” Forum at the Bendigo Town Hall on Tuesday December 10.
The City welcomes participation from the community and anyone who would like to attend can simply come along to the Bendigo Town Hall at 7:30pm on the night.
More details on the City of Greater Bendigo website.