Wakefield council confirms planned budget spend

Wakefield Regional Council adopted its Annual Business Plan and Budget for 2018/19 during a special meeting held on August 1.

The budget outlines the services and programs council will provide to the region in the coming year.

This includes delivering $5.5m of existing ‘business as usual’ services such as waste collection and community programs, as well as $6.8m to renew, maintain and build assets.

Key projects within the budget include the roll out of the community-wide signage strategy ($192,000), studies into childcare demand ($10,000) and a major focus on townscaping through the sealed streets and avenues of trees programs ($132,000).

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