$408,000 wishlist to get council go ahead

BELLINGEN councillors will today vote to adopt their prioritised wishlist of potential projects to be funded by the $408,000 of community infrastructure funds received from the Federal Government three weeks ago.

Top of the list is the construction of a much-needed new toilet block and demolition of the old amenities in Church Street, Bellingen (costing $200,000).

This project is closely followed by town centre enhancements for Urunga ($100,000) and Dorrigo ($80,000) in accordance with their CBD master plans.

Another $60,000 for the shire's Pedestrian Access and Mobility Plan (PAMP) sits at number four followed by the preparation of the concept and design plans for a Community Services Centre in William Street, Bellingen ($30,000).

The list contains another nine alternatives with price tags ranging from $5000 (Alma Doepel Park shelter lighting, Mylestom) to $160,000 for the staged implementation of the master plan for Bellingen's Jarrett Park.

The PAMP will also be put forward as a possible strategic project under the second component of the Federal funding program, which offers $2 million towards a single larger project.

The Raleigh Depot was considered but council has been advised it does not qualify under the program's criteria.

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