Boorowa to receive $1.5 million for projects from 2019/20 budget

Boorowa will receive $1.5 million for projects under Hilltops Council's 2019/20 Budget.

$1 million dollars will be put aside for the Boorowa urbanisation project, which will now deliver a revised wastewater strategy for south Boorowa, including the delivery of an interim sewer solution. $300,000 will be spent on completion of upgrades to the Boorowa Tennis Courts and $222,000 will go to construction of the Boorowa showground horse arena cover.

However, Hilltops Council has said their number one infrastructure priority remains the Boorowa Water Security Project.

Council provided high level business cases to the State and Federal Governments for a $45 million pipeline project that will secure the long term water needs of the Boorowa community and are conducting the feasibility study which is expected to be completed in October this year.

Mayor Brian Ingram said the budget across the shire was focused on delivering Stronger Country Community funded projects as well as asset renewal, with water and roads being key priorities.

"The budget puts the community's aspirations into dollars and is our promise to the community on what we will deliver within the 2019/20 financial year," he said.

"We will use loans to fund new infrastructure which will spread the cost for ratepayers over a period of ten to twenty years.

"The budget reflects Council's long-term goal of financial sustainability and the delivery of quality services and infrastructure for the whole region," he said.

Council will continue its commitment to the Canberra Region Joint Organisation which consists of eleven councils, the ACT Government and Canberra Airport.