State Funding Cuts

COB dissapointed

A reduction in State Government funding will result in a change to the City’s budget to ensure there is no impact on Bunbury’s roads program.

The City has had $85,743 cut from the 2017/18 Direct Grants Program as part of a total Statewide reduction of $10.3 million.

Bunbury Mayor Gary Brennan said he was disappointed with the loss of funding but said City officers would work to limit its impact.

“We will adjust our recently adopted budget at a review later in the year to offset this reduction in funds and ensure there will be no impact on our roads program,” Mr Brennan said.

“The City’s sound financial position will allow our staff to make the necessary changes, although it is something we would prefer to not have to do.”

The City has $3.7 million in roadworks planned for 2017/18, which includes projects such as a widening of Ocean Drive between Hastie and Hudson Streets, upgrade of the Parade Road/Knight Street intersection, reconstruction of a roundabout at the intersection of Strickland Street and King Road, resealing of Old Coast Road in Pelican Point and reconstruction of pavement in Halifax.