Wingecarribee Shire Council is calling on the residents of East Bowral to have a say in the future improvements of the area in a public meeting to be held on Thursday 1 September.
Council’s General Manager, Jason Gordon said the public meeting had been organised by Wingecarribee Shire Council to discuss developer contributions and possible improvement projects to be undertaken in the East Bowral area.
“Council currently holds a reserve of monies collected from Section 94 Developer Contributions which are to be used in the East Bowral area.
“We’d like to hear from the residents of East Bowral themselves of their preferences of where they’d like these funds to be subsequently spent,” he said.
Developer contributions can be used to make improvements to infrastructure which benefit the wider community and are traditionally used for projects such as playgrounds, community centres, footpaths and other infrastructure.
Residents can view a short-list of selected projects online in advance with Council’s online Budget Allocator which also helps users decide and prioritise where they’d like to see the funds spent.
“The Budget Allocator is a great tool for residents to see how much their preferences will cost and at the same time will also help us to see which projects are favoured,” the General Manager said.
“During the preparation of Wingecarribee 2031+, Council’s long-term community plan for the Southern Highlands, residents told us they wanted Council to be more actively involved in the community and this forum is a direct response to that.”
The public meeting will be held at the East Bowral Community Centre from 7.30pm on Thursday 1 September.
For more information on the public meeting or to view the Budget Allocator visit: www.yoursaywingecarribee.com.au.
To request a postal survey phone Council’s Community Engagement Officer on 4868 0861.
The opportunity for residents to have their say on the future of East Bowral closes 30 September 2011.