Council reveals how $270m will be spent in Noosa
Noosa Council has outlined to ratepayers how it proposes to spend more than $271m over the next 10 years on its capital works program.
The big ticket item for next financial year's council budget under the draft 10-year capital plan was $4.28m for the Cooroy hinterland adventure playground.
This is the lion's share of a proposed $13.8m parks and playground spend through to 2031.
More than $2m has been earmarked in the 2021-22 budget for stage three of the Peregian Beach Rufous Street community centre while $1.65m was proposed to be spent all up over the next six budgets to help Noosa Council achieve its zero emissions targets.
Council intends to allocate more than $18m on asset management renewal over 10 years.
Residents have been given a short window of opportunity to put in their own "two bob's worth" for the next council budget by meeting face-to-face with a councillor on April 8 and 13 to discuss spending priorities.
Resident Pam Brownlee had already made a Your Say Noosa Council submission asking council to spend more on recreational and exercise equipment for the 9-16 years age group in the Noosa Heads and Noosa Junction area.
"At 68 years of age, I hope to see the budget shared around all age groups and not just allocated to those groups that scream the loudest with selfish motive," Ms Brownlee said.
"A healthy next generation both physically and mentally, is vital for our social and economic growth."
She is among more than 40 resident submissions which help shape the makeup of the 2021-22 council budget.
Mayor Clare Stewart said councillors were keen for the chance to meet with residents and talk about the budget process.
"It's important that we hear the views of residents, so we have the necessary information to develop a budget that meets community expectations," Ms Stewart said.