New program calls for community’s infrastructure ideas

Whether it’s lighting at a local park or improvements to footpaths, Hume residents are being encouraged to submit their ideas to the Hume City Council’s inaugural Community Capital Works program.

Hume Mayor, Councillor Drew Jessop, said the program would help inform Council’s planning and future budgets.

“Council is genuinely excited to give local residents the opportunity to take part in the Community Capital Works program,” Cr Jessop said.

“This program gives the community an opportunity to nominate a piece of infrastructure that they would like to see delivered.

“Ideas for applications include infrastructure projects such as shelters, ground resurfacing, lighting, building extensions and road, bridge or footpaths works.

“Applications will need to be completed online and will clearly need to outline the needs and benefits of the proposed project for the community.

“Council looks forward to receiving applications that will help plan for Hume’s future community needs.”

Applications for the program close on Monday, 6 November 2017.

Community Capital Works Program

Projects that may be eligible for consideration must:

  • be for capital works on land, buildings or infrastructure assets which are owned or managed by Council. This includes sites such as community centres/halls, recreational equipment, playgrounds and public sporting facilities;
  • be up to the value of $1 million;
  • include a completed Community Capital Works program application form that is submitted by the closing date of Monday 6 November 2017 (no late applications will be considered); and
  • ·not be for operating expenditure.

Applications will be assessed on a case by case basis and applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application in April/May 2018.

Posted on 12:00 PM, 23 October 2017

Updated : 3:58 PM, 23 October 2017

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