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End of Term Report points to busy four years

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End of Term Report points to busy four years

Monday 22 August 2016

Bega Valley Shire Council has released its End of Term Report, reflecting on the life and work of Council between September 2012 and July 2016.

The report outlines Council’s progress implementing its Community Strategic Plan, Bega Valley 2030, and is a requirement under the Local Government Act.

The 124 page document summarises the last term of Council as residents prepare to elect a new Council on September 10.

Acting General Manager Anthony Basford is encouraging the community to have a look.

“You get a full sense of the size and scope of Council’s work,” he says.

“There is much for our community to be proud of, with Councillors, staff and residents coming together to achieve some significant goals over the last four years.”

The End of Term Report lists the key infrastructure, environmental, financial and workforce conditions of the time, along with the initiatives and projects achieved, and the issues that emerged and were addressed or influenced by Council.

A snap shot from the End of Term Report:

  • $38 million invested into our transport network
  • $3 million invested into our local sports grounds (not including Parks and Gardens)
  • $6 million invested into protecting our environment (Environment and Weed management)
  • 1581 children cared for through our Children’s Services over 7 services
  • 2274 Development Applications have been determined, representing $368 million of construction works.
  • $76 million of grants received
  • $1 million grants provided to our community
  • $66 million invested into our water and sewer infrastructure
  • 191,962 calls taken by our Customer Services Team
  • 45,000 visitors to our Regional Gallery
  • 704,614 items borrowed through our Library Services
  • 1203 matters considered at Council meetings
  • $23 million invested into our waste services
  • $9 million floods funding

“From my perspective, as Acting General Manager, I am very proud of the role Council staff have played over the last four years,” Mr Basford said.

“Our team has been instrumental in strengthening the community, building prosperity and protecting the environment.”

The full report is available on www.begavalley.nsw.gov.au Hard copies are also available at the Shire’s libraries and Council’s administration centre in Bega.

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