Media release - Murrumbidgee Council's 2019/20 Budget
$4.2 million to be spent on roads
The area’s roads are the big winner in the 2019/20 Operational Plan which was adopted by Murrumbidgee Council at its June Council meeting.
The plan outlines Council’s spending in the coming financial year, which will include $14 million on capital renewals and upgrades.
Murrumbidgee Mayor Ruth McRae welcomed the plan and said it soundly reflects the Council’s commitment to running a tight financial ship, while achieving the best possible outcome for the entire community.
The spending includes $4.2 million on roads and transport infrastructure, $1.6 million on the continued upgrade to the Darlington Point levee, $3 million over the next two years on upgrading the Jerilderie Water Treatment Plant, $1.7 million on upgrading the Darlington Point Water Treatment Plant and $350,000 on replacing Coleambally’s Sewer Pump Station.
To fund these significant projects, Council will utilise anticipated revenue of $21.5 million. This includes $5.7 million in rates and annual charges and a further $2.7 million in user charges and fees.
Additional revenue sources include $6.7 million from operating grants, $5.2 million from capital grants, $460,000 from other revenues and $553,000 from investment revenue.
Contained within the Operational Plan is an overall rate increase of 2.7 percent, which is the increase available to local councils as set by the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART).
The Operational Plan and associated documents, which include the Delivery Program and the Schedule of Fees and Charges, have been on public exhibition for 28 days. No submissions were received from the community.
Murrumbidgee Council has announced the recipients of the 2020 Community Grants Program.
Murrumbidgee Council Mayor Ruth McRae is delighted to announce Council’s offices and the Jerilderie Library will reopen on 1 June 2020.
Playgrounds in Murrumbidgee Council area will be reopened as COVID-19 restrictions are eased across NSW.
Jerilderie residents and businesses are being asked to change their watering practices in a bid to curb the amount of raw water the township is using.
Community groups can now apply for funding through the Murrumbidgee Council and the Neoen Coleambally Solar Farm Community grants programs.
Community facilities in the Murrumbidgee Council area will receive more than $1 million in funding through Round 3 of the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund.
A new $3.4 million feedlot will be built by Beefcorp Farms Pty Ltd in Logie Brae which is part of Murrumbidgee Council area.
Murrumbidgee Council Mayor Ruth McRae is asking for community input to guide Council’s long term planning decisions and future development of the area.
Murrumbidgee Council congratulates Anna Pinnuck, Claire Robb and Danielle Mannes who have each been awarded a $1,000 Murrumbidgee Council Education Scholarship to assist with their university education.
Murrumbidgee Council invites youth across the Murrumbidgee Council area to celebrate Youth Week 2020 with a "Tackling ISO life" creative arts competition and a "Stay at Home" colouring-in competition.
Murrumbidgee Council Mayor Ruth McRae is appealing to the Murrumbidgee community to stay safe and stay home this Easter.
The Jerilderie Swimming Complex will receive a welcome revamp with working starting in April 2020.
Eighty women have joined together to celebrate 2020 International Women’s Day at a luncheon hosted by Murrumbidgee Council in Jerilderie with guest speaker Dr Hannah MacDougall.
Coleambally Equestrian Centre is looking good following a grant from Murrumbidgee Council for an upgrade to the grounds and equipment.
Jump on the bus to Griffith for a fun day out of bowling, laser tag, rock climbing and arcade games.
Congratulations to the 2020 recipients of Jerilderie Australia Day awards.
Murrumbidgee Council is proud to support educational development in the community with the annual Student Scholarship program.
Murrumbidgee Council has introduced restrictions on raw water usage for the Jerilderie township.
Murrumbidgee Council is pleased to announce the Australia Day Ambassador for 2020 is renowned rifle shooter, Warren Potent.
Murrumbidgee Council has officially welcomed two new citizens to the area at a Citizenship Ceremony.
Jerilderie is set for an afternoon of fun on Saturday 21 December 2019 with the Mid-summer Bash at the swimming pool, hosted by Murrumbidgee Council.
Murrumbidgee Council Mayor Ruth McRae has invited the whole community to join together for special free ‘Escape the Drought’ events in Coleambally, Darlington Point and Jerilderie.
Know someone who deserves recognition in the community - nominate them now for a local Australia Day award.
Murrumbidgee Council is calling on all residents and business owners from Darlington Point and surrounding areas to provide information to assist with the preparation of a Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan for the area.
Murrumbidgee Council is calling for expressions of interest to be part of the Committee overseeing the Darlington Point Risk Management Flood Study and Plan.
Murrumbidgee Council has announced the pools at Coleambally, Darlington Point and Jerilderie will open for the summer swimming season on Tuesday 5 November 2019. Entry to the pools will be free for the 2019/20 swimming season.
Murrumbidgee Council has placed the draft Community Participation Plan on public exhibition and is encouraging the local community to provide feedback.
Murrumbidgee Council has hosted another successful Monash Dinner, with guest speaker and Monash's great grandson, Michael Bennett. Also part of the evening was the announcement of Grace Leeds as the 2019 Bursary recipient.
Murrumbidgee Councillors have re-elected Cr Ruth McRae as Mayor and Cr Robert Black as Deputy Mayor.
Darlington Point was abuzz on Saturday with visitors and locals enjoying the beautiful weather and a great range of activities.
Have your child car seat checked at a free inspection on Thursday 26 September 2019 at Murrumbidgee Council carpark 9.00 am - 12 noon.
Murrumbidgee Council is seeking feedback from Jerilderie residents who listen to SBS radio on 2SBS FM 91.7
Murrumbidgee Council is advising motorists of the temporary closure of Hay Road from Britts Road to the Sturt Highway, while levee bank construction works are in progress.
Murrumbidgee Mayor Ruth McRae has announced residents and diners can now see how well local food businesses are complying with food hygiene and safety requirements through the Scores on Doors program.
Murrumbidgee Council is calling on community and sporting organisations to provide details on projects they would like included in applications for Round 3 of the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund (SCCF).
Murrumbidgee Council is pleased to announce the annual Monash Dinner and Oration will be held on 20 September 2019 at the Jerilderie Civic Hall.
Vote now to capture Jerilderie's extraordinary history when Ned Kelly asked 12 year old John Monash to hold his horse for a shilling.
Murrumbidgee Council is inviting the community to join Councillors for 'Cuppa with a Councillor' as part of the Local Government Week celebrations.
Murrumbidgee Council has thanked the highly popular Dr Ismail Alhejaj who has officially finished up with the Jerilderie Medical Centre and handed the reins over to Dr Assem Swaid.
Murrumbidgee Council's draft Economic Development Strategy is on public exhibition.
Darlington Point’s newest citizen has been officially welcomed at Murrumbidgee Council’s citizenship ceremony on 14 June 2019.
Residents logging on to the Murrumbidgee Council website will notice a few changes.
Murrumbidgee Council continues to build the region, with funding for more local projects in its sights.
The future looks brighter for the Jerilderie Men's Shed after Council approved the request of a loan.
Council wishes to advise the residents of Darlington Point that continuous best practice approach is being undertaken to deliver safe drinking water as directed by NSW Health and NSW Department of Primary Industries-Water.
Murrumbidgee Council is today farewelling a staff member who has committed his entire career to local government and in particular the Jerilderie and district community.
It's not often skaters and BMX riders in the Murrumbidgee Council area get the chance to show off their skills. But that's about to change, with plans for YMCA Action Sports to bring the Skate Park Leagues (SPL) series to town.
Recent announcements by NSW State Government indicate more opportunities for investment in significant community infrastructure projects are opening up.
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