|Wind (Kph) : 12|
|Humidity (%) : 66|
|Wind Directions : ESE|
|Wind Direction (Degrees) : 107|
|Visibility (Km) : 10|
|Pressure (In) : 1017|
|Cloud Cover (%) : 6|
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TORRENS CREEK WATER UPGRADE
Council is committed to improving the water quality supply to the residents. Works at the Torrens Creek Water Treatment Plant over the coming months will include: installation of a water conditioner to remove some of the minerals present, on-ground storage tanks, new pressure pumps and a backup generator, chlorinator will be installed later when water consumption is determined.
COUNCIL MEETINGS 2013 - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
|21 March||18 April|| |
Start time: 10:00am
34 Gray Street, Hughenden
|16 May||25 June|
|18 July||15 August|
|19 September||17 October|
|21 November||19 December|
Flinders Discovery Centre will be unveiling a new exhibition from Friday 10th May 2013 in conjunction with Mothers Day called ‘Mothers Memories’. We are asking Flinders Shire residents to be part of this exhibition by contributing a treasured memory from your Mother or Grandmother. With that memory we ask that you write a little story telling us why your item is so special. For more information please call Sue at the Flinders Discovery Centre on 4741 2970.
Flinders Shire Council Budget 2012-2013
Monday September 17, 2012
Monday September 17, 2012
THE Flinders Shire Council Budget for 2012-2013 was set on the 13th September 2012 and provided for a 4% increase in general rates, 2% increase in water charges, 6% for sewerage and garbage charges, and no increase in the wild dog levy. Due to a revaluation of all properties by the Department of Natural Resources and Mines ratepayers will experience different general rate increases depending on whether they were below or above the average valuation changes. The general rate increase of 4% is the increase in total general rate revenue for Council. Council’s long term planning process has placed it in a strong financial position to fund our current program and take advantage of future opportunities.
The Shire’s Budget of $41.1m includes $32.9m of capital works and provides an extensive works program for all areas of the Shire and its workforce. There are significant programs throughout the Shire including road works, building construction works, growth of community care services, development of community facilities and industrial land development.
Major building works include construction of the $5.3m Hughenden Centre for the Aged in Betts Street, completion of the $5.5m Council Administration Complex, extensions to the workshop building and completion of the Flinders Shire Library disability ramp.
Council will continue with its plant replacement/upgrade program and has allocated a gross $2.7m to maintain a modern and efficient fleet to service the needs of the Shire and maintain a significant road construction capability.
Major road works include contracts with Department of Main Roads on the Hann Highway (12km of full construction & sealing), Shire road upgrades and flood damage repair for Prairie Road and the Basalt Byway, completion of the Brodie Street reconstruction and sealing, the full reconstruction of Moran Street, construction of a new underground stormwater drain in Gray Street, upgrades and repairs to the Glendower and Spring Valley walls and upgrades and repairs to the Porcupine Gorge National Park and the White Mountains National Park access roads.
The 2013 Budget allows for $6.1m towards the $8.5m sewerage works planned. This includes the North Hughenden reticulation system and upgrades to the sewerage treatment plant, which have been funded via a 75% state government grant, loan funds and Council reserves.
Flood mitigation works include installation of flood warning gauges on the Upper Flinders and Porcupine Creek systems to provide early warning of flood events to the Hughenden township.
Town beautification works will continue with $155,000 in upgrades to the Allen Terry Caravan Park facilities, $94,000 towards the Hughenden Showground’s drainage works and equipment, $85,000 in upgrades to the Hughenden Aquatic Centre, interpretive signage, paving of footpath and upgrading of street lighting.
|Summary of Major Projects/Works||$ Value|
|Completion of the Shire Administration Complex||2,150,000|
|Construction of Hughenden Centre for the Aged||5,320,000|
|Flood Damage Shire Roads||10,368,414|
|Town Streets - Contruction and Reseals Works||1,344,000|
|Rural Road Program - Construction and Reseals Works||1,516,000|
|Gray Streeet Drainage Construction||400,000|
|North Hughenden Sewerage and New Sewerage Treatment Plant||6,100,000|
|Plant Purchases (net)||2,691,000|
|Workshop Floor and Roof Extensions||80,000|
|Showgrounds Upgrades - Building Works, Equipment and Drainage||94,500|
|Flood Warning System Porcupine Creek||70,000|
|Flood Warning System Flinders River||70,000|
|Library Disability Ramp||60,000|
|Caravan Park - Building and Landscaping Works||155,000|
|Indsutrial Estate - Road and Utilities Upgrade||150,000|
|Cemetery - Access, Building and Fencing Works||90,000|
|Land Developemnt - Stamford and Hughenden Residential||50,000|
|Pool - Building and Landscaping Works||85,000|
|Refurbishment of "Mutt"||20,000|
|Sakte Park - Lighting Upgrade||10,000|
|Diggers Entertainment Centre Upgrades||26,000|
|Water Capital Works (Subject to State Funding)||1,437,000|
|Torrens Creek and Prairie Water Upgrade Works||70,000|
For more information contact Ninian Stewart-Moore on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0414311516