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$131.8m investments keep people moving in Singleton

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Singleton Council is kicking off a whopping $54.7 million capital works program in 2024/2025 to keep people moving in the LGA.

And, heading the list are extensions to the footpaths network and major improvements to sports and recreation facilities, including Alroy Oval and Singleton Gym + Swim.

Endorsed at council’s ordinary meeting, the 2024/2025 Operational Plan comprises 162 actions to make Singleton an even better place to live, work and play, with a total of $131.8 million to be invested across the local government area (LGA).

It also includes one of council’s biggest-ever capital works programs to deliver vital community infrastructure projects including:

  • Alroy Oval Sports Precinct Redevelopment | $6.5 million
  • Brunners Bridge Replacement | $7.2 million (delivered across 2024/25 and 2025/26 budgets)
  • Singleton Gym + Swim improvements | $5.6 million
  • Kilfoyles Bridge Replacement | $4.5 million
  • Singleton AFL Building | $2 million
  • Upgrades to Stanhope Road | $2.5 million
  • Howe Park Tennis Court Upgrades | $1 million

Singleton mayor Sue Moore said there was a conscious balance between planning for the future of the LGA and providing exceptional services now.

“Every project in this plan will help to propel our community forward, most obviously through an enormous capital works program,” she explained.

“But, also through initiatives such as exploring renewable energy sources and supporting local businesses that will contribute to the health, wellbeing and liveability of the people of Singleton right now and for years to come.

“There’s been significant community discussion about the need for improvements to Singleton Gym + Swim.

“So, I’m very pleased this plan responds to that with a new roof and splash pad, amenities, mechanical repairs and carpark and lighting upgrades on the way.

“And, with footpaths and shared pathways the number one priority in the Create Singleton 2032 Community Strategic Plan (CSP), I know a lot of people will be happy to see our network continue to grow in 2024/2025.”

Acting general manager Melinda Curtis said the Operational Plan also included introducing the new term of council following September’s local government election.

“We are very fortunate to have a dedicated group of councillors who have steered Singleton into a very solid position moving forward,” she added.

“I have no doubt the next term will continue to build on their good work.

“We’ll be working through the next iteration of the Singleton Advocacy Agenda, acting on calls from our community on issues such as more options for public transport and planning for post mining land.

“At a local level, our staff will continue to deliver the actions in our Waste Strategy, build on our customer experience, and continue to solidify the long-term sustainability of our organisation without compromising on the services and facilities our community demands and deserves.”

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