Works to recover from flood damage will make up a huge $30 million chunk of Cloncurry Shire Council’s capital works spend this financial year.
The council adopted its 2019/20 budget this week, with a direct capital works budget of about $50 million including the flood damage program supported by State and Federal funding.
The budget will deliver a $53,000 surplus, which the council says is the first of many surplus budgets projected over the next five years.
“This doesn’t happen by chance, and is the result of good, sensible financial management,” Mayor Greg Campbell said.
“As we recover from the biggest natural disaster this generation has seen, we’re serving up a sense of purpose by maintaining our current assets and services to a high standard, investing in new infrastructure, supporting local events and making Cloncurry Shire a sustainable community that people are proud to live in.”
The capital works program includes $30 million to address flood damage, $5,649,319 for sewerage treatment plant work, $3,633,162 Carl Katter Bridge, $2,063,618 Florence Clark Park, $4,967,388 Sheaffe Street stage 3 Upgrade, $1 million Main Well replacement and a new Water Treatment Plant in Dajarra.