Cessnock’s top infrastructure projects named
City Council will submit the top four local infrastructure projects to the Australian
Local Government Community Infrastructure register.
The register proposed by the Australian Local Government Association looks to attract federal government support for local infrastructure projects vital to local government areas across Australia.
Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent nominated the Cessnock Airport upgrade, Richmond Vale Rail Trail project, the refurbishment/replacement of timber bridges and the Branxton Greta Cycleway construction as the priority projects, which was unanimously supported by Councillors.
“The four projects we will submit are critical to the future of our local government area and will generate economic and social benefits for our community.”
“The purpose of the register is to strengthen our case for Commonwealth funding for these particular projects.”
“Councils across Australia are faced with huge infrastructure backlogs and as a result funding from a federal level has become absolutely vital to maintaining our bottom line.”
Cessnock City Council has been successful in securing a number of large federal government grants, in particular the Federal Government’s Bridges Renewal Program, which have assisted Council greatly to remain financially stable.