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Council’s draft Long-Term Infrastructure Plan will see $57.98 million of projects delivered across the financial year and feature the completion of a series of multi-year strategic projects that will provide a vital boost to residents and community facilities across the Shire.
Headlined by the Warragul Leisure Centre Stadium Expansion Project, the year ahead sees another significant investment from Council to deliver the sporting infrastructure required to meet the needs of our growing population.
Across the Shire there will be several multi-million-dollar pavilion projects taking place, providing players, coaches, umpires, and families with state-of-the-art facilities that are safe, accessible, and importantly, cater for demand now and into the future.
Through the Rokeby – Noojee Trail and Rollo Street Reserve projects, Council will continue its investment in high impact open space projects that enable passive recreational activities that contribute so much to both the physical and mental health of the community.
While these exciting projects are being delivered on the ground, Council is also laying down the markers for its next stage of major infrastructure projects; by following an approach that will plan, design, and deliver a healthy, thriving, and sustainable future for Baw Baw Shire.
The Plan, Design, Deliver Approach
To enable Council to continue delivering an ongoing series of high impact projects, the organisation has adopted a plan, design and deliver approach, which allows the continued delivery of significant strategic projects and undertake planning and design work for upcoming projects at the same time.
The staggered approach ensures Council has a suite of shovel-ready projects to be considered for delivery in future years or towards submission in known or newly announced grant funding opportunities – as was the case with the recently completed Western Park Netball Facilities Redevelopment.
Introduced following a review and realignment of the existing Long Term Infrastructure Plan to address economic pressures, La Nina weather events and contractor shortages, the plan, design, deliver method has also allowed Council to create a Community Infrastructure Reserve. The reserve will enable future investment in community infrastructure that may include recreation facilities, early years infrastructure and community facilities for the benefit of our residents.
Through the 2023/24 draft Annual Budget and Long-Term Infrastructure Plan, Council will continue delivering for now, and planning for the future.