Council budget promises $89 towards community infrastructure

Artist's impression of the Campbelltown Billabong Parklands project.
Artist's impression of the Campbelltown Billabong Parklands project.

Campbelltown Council will put almost $90 million towards building, maintaining and improving infrastructure this financial year.

Councillors approved the 2020/2021 budget at the most recent council meeting, giving the $89 million capital works program the green light. The Delivery Program and Operational Plan includes a total budget of $272 million.

The budget allows for work on projects such as the Campbelltown Billabong Parklands, Campbelltown Sports and Health Centre of Excellence, Rosemeadow five million trees project and community recycling centre, among many others.

Council general manager Lindy Deitz said there was a lot for residents to look forward to in the coming year.

"The year ahead is a bright one for Campbelltown, as we begin work on a number of city-shaping and transformational projects that will serve our community for generations to come," she said in the budget document.

"With growth comes opportunity and as a city we are responsibly and proactively seizing this time to respond to the growing needs of our community and create a place where people want to live, work, play and visit.

"I look forward to keeping our community updated as we deliver on the projects and activities set out in our Operational Plan and Delivery Program."

Campbelltown mayor George Brticevic echoed her sentiments.

"Campbelltown is a city where big things are happening and the projects budgeted in our Delivery Program and Operational Plan are an excample of how we're moving forward together to help our city further prosper economically," he said.

"Alongside big projects such as construction of the Campbelltown Billabong Parklands, we're also working hard to renew and improve community infrastructure such as sporting fields and roads."

Ms Deitz said Campbelltown, as a metropolitan city, played a 'critical role' in delivering services for the broader region.

"As we proactively plan for the significant growth coming our way over the next decade, we continue to work hard to deliver on the community's vision of a city designed for ambition, innovation and opportunity," she said.

"We are working diligently to finalise an update to our Local Environmental Plan (LEP), a key document that guides planning decisions across our city.

"The LEP is the main planning tool we use to shape the future of our city and ensure local development is done appropriately."

Key projects identified in the Delivery Program and Operational Plan include:

  • Campbelltown Billabong Parklands
  • Badgally Road and Raby Road upgrades
  • Campbelltown Sports and Health Centre of Excellence
  • Yarning Circle at Koshigaya Park
  • District Play Spaces at Eagle Farm Reserve and Milton Park
  • Inclusive playspace at Glenfield
  • Reimagining Campbelltown City Centre master-planning and key projects
  • Rosemeadow 5 million trees project
  • Community Recycling Centre construction
  • Planning for a new Civic Library
  • Pump track at Leumeah
  • Implement the Economic Development Strategy
  • Develop a Place Based Integrated Transport Strategy
  • Delivering the Campbelltown 2020 program
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