Singleton community continues to propel into the future with new draft Operation Plan now on exhibition

Singleton community continues to propel into the future with new draft Operation Plan now on exhibition

Singleton’s draft Operational Plan has been revealed, with a proposed $47 million capital works budget.

The plan features programs aimed at delivering positive outcomes in sustainability, public art, youth, and economic development, with a total investment of $123 million to enhance Singleton as a vibrant place to live, work, and play in 2024/2025.

The draft plan, on exhibition for public feedback until 22 April 2024, details 162 actions that Council will undertake across the upcoming financial year to continue to deliver the vision set out by the local community in the Create Singleton 2032 Community Strategic Plan (CSP).

Mayor of Singleton Cr Sue Moore said this year’s draft program continued Council’s balance of delivering on the community’s needs now, as well as planning for the future.

Major capital works projects in the draft 2024/2025 Operational Plan include:

  • Alroy Oval Sports Precinct Redevelopment | $6.5million
  • Brunners Bridge Replacement | $7.2million (delivered across 2024/25 and 2025/26 budgets)
  • Kilfoyles Bridge Replacement | $4.5million
  • Singleton AFL Building | $2million
  • Upgrades to Stanhope Road | $2.5million
  • Howe Park Tennis Court Upgrades | $1million

“The proposed actions for the coming year ensure people in our community have the services and facilities they need now, and that will pave the way for others to follow,” Cr Moore said.
“The draft Operational Plan is an important document because it sets the direction for Council’s program for the coming year and I encourage everyone to have a look and let us know what you think before the deadline for submissions on 22 April.”

“Every project contained within the plan’s pages will help to propel our community forward, most obviously reflected in our $47million capital works program, which will roll out key infrastructure projects to support the health, wellbeing and livability of the people of Singleton right now and for years to come.”

Jason Linnane, Council’s General Manager said the 162 actions included in the plan were the blueprint for Council’s operations for the next year.

“Led by the Create Singleton 2032 Community Strategic Plan, we’re very conscious of what our community wants for the future and excited to see what we will achieve together in 2024/2025,” Jason said.

“Looking after our local government area is no small task with more than 870km of roads, 62 bridges, 326km of water mains and 99 buildings at the top of a very long list of community assets, which is why a key focus of the plan is financial sustainability, while maintaining a high level of essential community services.”

“But we want to make sure we’ve got it right — which is why we’re encouraging everyone to have a say, and all feedback we receive will be analysed and considered before the final plan is adopted by Council in May.”

The draft 2024/2025 Operational Plan is available to download here and hard copies are available at Council’s Administration Building, Singleton Visitor Information Centre, Singleton Public Library and Singleton Youth Venue.

Submissions may be made in writing to the General Manager via post to PO Box 314 Singleton NSW 2330 or email by 22 April 2024.

IMAGE | Mother + daughter using swing at Singleton’s Rose Point Park All Abilities Playground

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Founded on agriculture, driven by coal and sustained by the Hunter River, Singleton holds an important place in NSW. From its unique beginnings as a significant Aboriginal then European settlement, Singleton has developed into the economic beating heart of the state and a centre of industry, heritage and community.

Flanked by farm land, wineries and framed by the Wollemi and Yengo National parks, the Singleton local government area embodies a warm welcome that is only found in regional Australia.

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