November Meeting Wrap

Publish Date: 11 November 2021

Buloke Shire Council’s November Meeting was held directly following the re-election of Cr Daryl Warren as Mayor with the adoption of Council’s Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Strategy and Plan and allocation of just under $3.2 million of funding under the Local Roads and Infrastructure Program the highlights.

Council has adopted its 10-year Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Strategy and Plan. The strategy is a clear, concise and actionable plan for implementation into the Council and community.

Actions have been categorised into thirteen goals for climate action which are; integrate climate into Council operations, robust emissions measurement, ongoing emergency management, waste and landfill emissions reductions, Council building improvements, community building improvements, energy security and technology switching, low emission transport, transport infrastructure improvements, improve septic tank management, enhance biodiversity, conservation and revegetation, adaptive agriculture and shared community vision.

Nine key projects across Buloke Shire will share in just short of $3.2 million of funding flowing from the Federal Government’s Local Roads and Infrastructure Program (LRCI Program).

A rigorous process to determine the projects most appropriate for the funding was undertaken by Councillors and Council staff over the last few months.

The projects to be funded under the LRCI Program are; Buloke Tourism Cabins ($600,000), McLoughlans Road ($729,000), Buloke Drainage Plans and Minor Projects ($640,000), Buloke Footpath and Crossover Project ($582,526), Wycheproof Caravan Park ($300,000), Wooroonook Lakes Powered Sites Project ($120,000), Donald Community Precinct Stage 2B ($180,000), Aerodrome Water Connection Project ($28,000) and the Watchem Oval Water Connection Project ($20,000).

A range of contracts for other key projects were also awarded at the November Meeting including; DeAraugo & Lea Electrical Contractors of Bendigo to undertake lighting upgrades at the Charlton, Nullawil and Wycheproof Recreation Reserves, Coburn’s Earthmoving of Nyah to deliver pavement rehabilitation works to the Berriwillock Birchip Road and Ausroad Systems to supply and deliver a new Single Operator Road Patching Unit.

Minutes and documents relating to the November Council Meeting will be made available on Council’s website.

The next Buloke Shire Council Meeting will be held on Wednesday 8 December 2021.