Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Port Phillip Council 2012/13 Budget adopted

Council adopted the budget tonight with some minor changes.
Capital projects in the budget for Port Melbourne include:
  • Liardet Street Family & Children's Service Centre: $1.35m
  • Northport Pavilion Redevelopment: $2.5m
  • Port Melbourne Neighbourhood House: $50k
  • Murphy Reserve masterplan: $50k for design of new soccer field
  • Lagoon Reserve: $50k for landscape planning
  • Port Melbourne Life Saving Club: $120k to improve the functionality of the building
  • Capital improvements to Beacon Cove promenade and carpark: $300k
  • Port Melbourne Developer Contributions Plan: $400k for streetscape improvements to Nott St south of Graham St
  • Pedestrian safety improvements [across Bay St at the Town Hall]: $10k
  • Replacement of fig trees in Beacon Cove: $45k

There are also, of course, city wide allocations for council basics such as roads, drains, footpaths, and street trees.
The minor changes include an allocation of $10k to enable the continuation of weekly meals at 482 Williamstown Road and $15k for additional resources to digitise historical newspapers to aid researchers.

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