Have your say on Council’s plan to deliver for the community
Published Wednesday, 28th March 2018
The Draft 2018-2019 Operational Plan, including the Draft 2018-2019 Pricing Policy, Fees and Charges is on public exhibition.
Fairfield City Mayor Frank Carbone said Council will deliver a strong and innovative program of works and services as well as exciting improvements for our community.
“I encourage residents to have a look at the Draft Plan during the exhibition period, 29 March - 30 April, and tell us what you think,” Mayor Carbone said.
Some major projects for the community including:
• Further expansion of the Aquatopia Water Park in Prairiewood
• Construction of the Hughes Street Car Park in Cabramatta
• Widening of Smithfield Road into four lanes to assist with traffic flow
• Commencement of the redevelopment of the Fairfield Showground into a Regional Multicultural and Sporting Complex.
In addition to these major projects, Council will continue to deliver quality services and projects including:
• Investing almost $14 million into upgrading local roads throughout the City
• Spending almost $2 million on footpath upgrades and almost $1 million on new footpaths across the City
• Allocating almost $1 million for town centre upgrades
• An operational budget of $15.7 million for our leisure centres
• An operational budget of $11.7 million for Children and Family Services, which includes childcare centres
• An operational budget of $8.4 million on operational budget including upgrades in our Libraries
• Investing $5 million into upgrading and maintaining community buildings
“While delivering all this and much more, Council will also remain in a strong financial position with a draft budgeted operating surplus of $3.9 million for the next year.”
Residents can view the draft plan on Council’s website and physical copies can be viewed at Council’s Administration Building, Libraries and Leisure Centres from 29 March.
Residents can have their say by email: firstname.lastname@example.org. gov.au, post: PO Box 21, Fairfield, NSW, 1860 or go to Council’s website www.fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au/ draftoperationalplan and follow the links.
All comments received will be reviewed and considered at a future Council meeting prior to adoption.