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| Draft Alpine Shire Council Budget 2013 - 2014|
|The draft Alpine Shire Council budget is now available for public exhibition. |
Sustainability, customer service, capital works and business improvement are among the budget priorities.
The budget recommends a general rate increase of 5% and a decrease of the Dinner Plain Special Rate from 89.9% to 74% of the general rate.
Residents are encouraged to have their say about the draft budget, which is on public exhibition until Wednesday, 26 June.
The document is available in hard copy at Council’s Bright Offices and Customer Service Centres at Myrtleford and Mount Beauty libraries, or online here.
PUBLIC NOTICE - PREPARATION OF BUDGET
At the Special Council meeting on Tuesday 21 May 2013 the Council of the Alpine Shire resolved to give public notice of the preparation of the draft 2013/14 budget in accordance with the Local Government Act 1989.
The Budget relates to the financial year commencing on 1 July 2013 and concluding on 30 June 2014 and –
1. Discloses that as at 30 June 2013, the total amount of borrowings by Council will be $1,340,000;
2. Proposes that $1,540,000 of new borrowings by way of loan be taken out during the financial year.
3. Projects that $305,000 of the amount borrowed by Council will be redeemed during the financial year;
4. Projects that, as at 30 June 2014, the total amount of Council borrowings will be $2,575,000;
5. Projects that the cost of servicing Council borrowings during the financial year will be $490,000;
6. Provides for a uniform general rate of .004577 multiplied by $CIV for the period 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014, except in relation to rateable land having the characteristics of:
1. Farm Land - in which case the rate payable will be .003341 multiplied by $CIV; or
2. Commercial/Industrial Land – in which case the rate payable will be .006545 multiplied by $CIV;
7. Provides for a service charge for the period 1 July, 2013 to 30 June, 2014 of $206 for a 80L waste bin, $458 for a 240L waste bin, $206 for a 240 waste bin collected fortnightly, $58 for a 140L Recycling bin collected fortnightly, $70 for a 240L recycling bin (fortnightly), and $105 for a 360L recycling bin (fortnightly), $141 for a 240L recycling bin (weekly), $210 for a 360L recycling bin (weekly), per serviced assessment for the purpose of kerbside garbage collection in areas where it may be levied (other than Dinner Plain);
8. Provides for a service charge for the period 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014 of $712 for a standard service, $1,500 for a commercial service, per serviced assessment for kerbside garbage collection at Dinner Plain;
9. Provides for a special rate for Dinner Plain to be declared for the purpose of defraying any expenses in relation to the provision of services to the Dinner Plain village, for the four year period 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2017. The rate in the dollar will be .003387 multiplied by $CIV for 2013/14, it will raise approximately $495,000 for the year;
10. Provides for a service charge for landfill rehabilitation of $84 per assessment on which a building adapted for separate occupancy exists for the period 1 July, 2013 to 30 June, 2014 to raise approximately $564,480.
Copies of the Budget are available for inspection at the following locations:
• Municipal Offices, Great Alpine Road, Bright.
• Customer Services Centre, Library, O’Donnell Avenue, Myrtleford.
• Customer Services Centre, Library, Lakeside Avenue, Mount Beauty.
DOWNLOAD Alpine Shire Council Budget 2013/14
The 2013/14 budget will be considered for adoption at the Ordinary Council meeting on Tuesday 2 July 2013.
Submissions on the 2013/14 draft Budget are now invited, and will be considered according to Section 223 of the Local Government Act 1989.
Any person making a submission may request that they or their representative is heard at a meeting of Councillors, in support of their submission. The request to be heard, and the names of the persons or representatives, must be clearly specified in the written submission. Council will notify those requesting to be heard of the day, time and place of the meeting.
Council will consider all written submissions. Please note that all submissions remain available for public inspection for a period of 12 months.
For further information concerning the Budget contact Luke Taberner, Manager Corporate Services on (03) 5755 0555.
Written submissions must be addressed to the Chief Executive Officer and be received by 5pm Wednesday, 26 June 2013, at the following address:
2013/14 Budget submissions
Alpine Shire Council
PO Box 139
Bright, VIC. 3741
Alternatively written submissions may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with “2013/14 Budget Submissions” In the subject line.
| Mount Beauty Streetscape and entry project|
|Alpine Shire Council has been working with consultants Somewhere Landscape Architects and Wright Barrat Engineers to identify opportunities to improve accessibility and character of the Mount Beauty retail precinct. |
The project responds to the priority of the Mount Beauty / Tawonga South Framework Plan to provide a cohesive and pedestrian friendly activity area.
The project has been made possible by the financial support from the Victorian State Government's Putting Locals First program.
The objective of this project is to identify and document achievable means of improving connectivity to and within the retail precinct for pedestrians and cyclists; and to explore options for improving the sense of arrival to Mount Beauty.
Identified treatments will then be implemented in conjunction with the upgrading of civil infrastructure over time.
A Draft Concept Plan has been developed following extensive analysis and investigation of options including vehicle turning and manoeuvring requirements.
Key aspects of the Draft Concept Plan include:
• Improved pedestrian access from the Kiewa Valley Highway
• Improved sense of arrival from the Kiewa Valley Highway
• Improved intersections on Lakeside Avenue and Hollonds St / Kiewa Crescent.
• Upgraded streetscape for Hollonds Street including tree relocation
• New car parking and footpath behind the Community Centre on Park Street, (increase of 2 spaces)
• Enhanced delineation / demarcation of walkway between Hollonds St and Tawonga Crescent.
• Enhanced Pedestrian crossings in Kiewa Crescent and Tawonga Crescent.
The consultants have also prepared an alternative treatment for the entry to Mount Beauty on Lakeside Avenue. This option would require the transformation of existing car parks to open space however would provide greater improvement to the sense of arrival to the township.
Access entry option 1 here.
Access entry option 2 here.
Alpine Shire Council invites the community to provide comment on the Draft Concept Plan and will receive submissions until Friday, 28 June.
Submissions can be made via email to email@example.com with Mount Beauty Streetscape in the subject line; via post by mailing to Alpine Shire Council, P.O. Box 139, Bright, Victoria, 3741, or by dropping in to the submissions box located at the Mount Beauty Library.
The next stage of the planning process will be to explore options for increasing opportunity for large vehicle parking within reasonable proximity to the retail area.
For further information on this project please contact Simon Jones - Major Projects Officer at the Alpine Shire Council on 57550562.
| Mount Beauty lakeside recreation area concept plans|
|Concept plans for the redevelopment of the area around the Mount Beauty pondage are currently on display at the Mount Beauty Library and online below: |
Access concept part one here
Access part two here
Access the schematic plan here
Residents who wish to comment on these plans have until Friday, 14 June to make a submission.
Comments on these plans will be considered and, if required, the plan amended.
The final result will be used by Council to apply for funding to carry out the works in the future.