Mayoral Minute with Cr Bob Kirk | April 20

Magnificent Magnolias

I’m sure many will have noticed the planter boxes and magnolia trees lining the pedestrian island in Auburn Street. We’ve received some really positive feedback and I’d like to thank all of those who have got in touch. This addition to Auburn Street was undertaken as part of the ongoing CBD enhancement project.

Contractors are currently continuing paving works within the block between Clifford & Goldsmith Street. The final block of paving, between Verner and Clinton Streets, will be undertaken in the 2018/19 financial year.

We’ve also included $20,000 in each budget year onwards from 2018/19 for street furniture for the CBD, while $260,000 has been allocated within the four year delivery program for public artworks.

Budget Preview

I’m continuing to preview the budget and four-year delivery program throughout the consultation period. These projects are included in the draft, and are now out for community consultation:

Avenues of Remembrance: The Avenues of Honour working party will continue to work on this exciting project that will honour anyone from Goulburn Mulwaree who has served in all theatres of war. Planting will begin with Park Road, and end by November 11, 2018 – this work will greatly enhance the entrances to our city.    

Marulan Solar Farm: $50,000 is allocated for a feasibility study in 2017/18. We have allocated $1.5 million in 2019/20 to construct and make operational.

Sooley Dam revegetation: $200,000 is allocated within the four-year delivery program for the revegetation of Sooley Dam – one of many environmentally focused projects within this budget.

Revegetation: $200,000 is allocated within the four-year delivery program for the revegetation of Sooley Dam. Photo: file.

Revegetation: $200,000 is allocated within the four-year delivery program for the revegetation of Sooley Dam. Photo: file.

Council meeting

At Tuesday night’s council meeting we confirmed our commitment to the Australian National Indoor Hockey Championships in January 2018 by allocating $43,000 within the 2017/18 draft budget. We also moved to support re-establishment of the Goulburn to Camden Road Cycle Classic; the next step will involve meeting with the event organisers and RMS to determine the operational needs during the proposed event.

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