Record Infrastructure Spending for Gold Coast and Logan City Councils

Gold Coast and Logan City Councils deliver record infrastructure spending in the their 2019-20 Budgets.  Arnold Development Consultants congratulates Logan and Gold Coast Councils for their visionary city building budgets.  Read on for a breakdown of both budgets.

Logan and Gold Coast Budgets Released

Councils spend big across wastewater services and road upgrades City of Gold Coast and Logan City Council have released their 2019-20 Budgets. A breakdown of each council’s budget is below:

Source: Realestate in Australia

City of Gold Coast

City of Gold Coast Mayor, Tom Tate, announced council’s $1,730 million Budget for 2019-20.

Mayor Tate said that the council budget reflects their spending priorities in line with the community budget consultation process, with traffic, transport, safety, and open space management identified as top priorities by the community.

$549 million has been allocated for capital expenditure infrastructure projects, including $49.3 million in new and upgraded roads, $43.6 million in road and bridge rehabilitation, and $8.9 million towards new improved infrastructure for active transport modes.

Other noteworthy budget promises for members and the community in the region include:

  • The Light Rail Stage 3A planning – $4.8 million
  • Continued work on the bridge duplication across the Nerang River – $25 million
  • Expanding the Sundale Bridge to five lanes – $14.7 million
  • Koala Habitat Acquisition and Enhancement Program to support a viable koala population in the Coomera-Pimpama region – $1.2 million.

New Fees and Charges for Planning and Development are effective from 1 July 2019. The updated Fees and Charges for 2019/2020 are available HERE. Full details of the 2019-20 Budget can be found HERE.

Source: Department of Transport and Main Roads

Logan City Council

Logan City Council Interim Administrator, Tamara O’Shea, announced council’s $972.9 million budget for 2019-20.

Tamara O’Shea said that the council budget was about delivering a budget that ensured council remained in a strong financial position whilst also balancing the needs of the Logan community. The rate increase will remain below CPI for the third consecutive year at 1.49 percent.

$773.6 million has been allocated for capital expenditure, including $350.5 million on water and sewerage services, $230.2 on road, drainage and engineering services, and $71.3 million for community infrastructure.

The 2019-20 Budget was an increase of $122.9 million compared to last year’s budget, with capital works projects increasing in the 2019-20 financial year by $87.3 million compared to the previous year.

Other noteworthy budget promises for members and the community in the region include:

  • Greenbank to Flagstone central wastewater conveyance system – $25.6 million
  • Flagstone Central to Cedar Grove Environmental Center conveyance infrastructure – $17.5 million
  • Bahrs Scrub Wastewater Conveyance system – $7.8 million
  • Cedar Grove Wastewater Treatment Plant – Stage 1 – $26.1 million.

New Fees and Charges for Planning and Development are effective from 1 July 2019. The updated Fees and Charged for 2019-20 are available HERE. Full details of the 2019-20 Budget can be found HERE.

Source: Urban Development Institute of Australia