Council shelves $9.5m in projects after budget review

A RAFT of major projects worth $9.5 million have been shelved after Gladstone Regional Council reviewed its annual budget.

Those projects included upgrades to two water treatment plants, a sewerage system, the $3 million Boyne Tannum Sports Park and the upgrade to Miriam Vale Lions Park.

This means at the end of June, Gladstone Regional Council will have $9.5 million more in the bank than expected.

The Boyne Tannum Sports Park was deferred "as a result of condition applied", according to chief financial officer Mark Holmes.

He said the plan to upgrade Miriam Vale Lions Park required further community consultation.

Water and sewerage projects were delayed until next financial year because the tenders were awarded late.

After handing out a 2.67% rate rise last year, this year the council is not expected to push for a rise.



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