Port Lincoln City Council (SA) will invest $70,000 towards a new pump station and rising main after it was rated a high priority project by the local community.

The investment is part of the Port Lincoln City Council 2016-17 business plan and budget, which outlines the proposed services, programs and projects developed with the council’s new vision for a “progressive, vibrant and safe coastal city that is an attractive place in which to live, work and grow”.

The budget is intended to be sustainable and to support continued delivery of a wide range of services.

The Port Lincoln community provided feedback on the draft annual business plan in April and May 2016, with the following projects rated as highest priority:

  • Stormwater Management Plan 2D Flood Mapping project – $150,000 budgeted
  • Stormwater Management Plan – Scope and design of Liverpool Street pump station and rising main – $70,000 budgeted
  • Community wellbeing strategies including Building Families Partnership Events, Crime Prevention Partnership, Community Leadership Program and Healthy Eating Community Grants – $10,000 budgeted
  • Continuation of the Residential New Footpath Program – $40,832 budgeted
  • Water re-use at the council depot and stormwater improvements at Normandy Place – $462,000 budgeted.

The council received 100 submissions on the draft plan with over 90 per cent of the respondents agreeing that it was more important to look after existing infrastructure than to build and acquire new assets, and over 60 per cent agreeing that the city’s assets were at an acceptable standard or better.

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