Lake Macquarie Council is working on more than 100 capital works projects right across the City throughout 2017-18, estimated to cost more than $111 million, and residents can now see these on an online map.
Council’s Manager Asset Management, Helen Plummer said Council originally used the online mapping tool during the community engagement for its Operational Plan and it has since been updated with photos and status comments to help residents keep up-to-date with capital works projects happening in their area.
“It’s important to know that there are also hundreds more smaller projects and maintenance works being undertaken daily – too many to fit on the map,” Ms Plummer said.
“Council is forecast to spend more than $111 million on capital works projects across the City in the next 12 months.
“These works include maintenance and redevelopment of our community centres, parks and playgrounds, sporting facilities, swim centres, libraries and cultural facilities. The map also details our investment for the year in safer roads, better footpaths and cycleways, and new transport infrastructure. We have also set out the projects we will fund to improve drainage systems, deliver better waste management and improve our local environment.”
Snapshot of projects
- $30 million on road surfacing and upgrades
- $19.72 million on our parks and playgrounds including construction of the Pasterfield Sports Complex at Cameron Park and upgrades to Speers Point Park
- $4.74 million on construction and upgrade of local sporting facilities
- $4.65 million on traffic and transport improvements such as speed humps, school crossings and streetscape works
- $2.13 million on community building upgrades
- $27 million on maintenance
“All of these works ensure our community is continuing to see key projects delivered and high levels of service maintained in their local area.”
You can check out the new map at https://lakemac.com.au/our-future-in-detail/works-program-2017-2018.