What are some of the things ratepayers will see as a result of any increase?

What are some of the things ratepayers will see as a result of any increase?

  • More than half the money provided by any increase in rates will be put to work on our roads - $1.3million per year.
  • Unsealed roads that are of extreme importance to our farmers like Galore Road and Borambola Road will be graded every year, instead of every three.
  • Sealed rural roads such as Old Narrandera Road and Oura Road will be resealed between 5 and 8 years sooner than the current schedule.
  • During Springtime our parks and grassed areas become overgrown at current budget levels. Mowing an area like the Lagoon Reserve on the Esplanade every fortnight rather than every month during peak growing periods.
  • Over $200,000 more for maintaining and creating cycleways around the City.
  • At least two dilapidated sports ground amenities such as at the Cricket Ground, Bolton Park or Wilks Park could be renovated each year, including an upgrade of plumbing, wall and floor surfaces, ventilation, and disabled facilities.
  • New lighting installed at Bolton Park, Duke of Kent and the Cricket Ground, increasing their ability to be utilised.
  • Moving services online to allow residents easier access to Council services such as Development Applications.
  • More than $25,000 annually for Public Art in the area to reflect Wagga's vibrant community.
  • $800,000 to replace four old timber bridges - Shockeroo, Ladysmith, Emu Plains and Possum Plain.