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Wellington Shire Council
Wellington draft Budget 2013/14 available for public comment
01 May 2013. Wellington Council's draft Budget 2013/14 is available for public comment until 14 May 2013, see council website here.
As a ratepayer and rider in the Shire of Wellington now is the time for council to hear from you if you want more funding to improve the Wellington riding environment. We encourage you to make a submission to council.
Bicycle Network's own budget submission to Wellington Council is available here.
Bicycle Network Victoria needs your membership support to continue to campaign for improving riding conditions for all riders. Become a member and receive crash cover and support, rider information and deals and help improve riding conditions.
Wellington riders - drafting of council Budget 2013/14 underway
05 March 2013. As you read this Council is preparing its draft 2013/14 Budget. The time to act is now for more bike infrastructure funding!
As a ratepayer and rider now is the time for Council to hear from you if you want more funding to improve the local riding environment.
Click here to tell your Council to invest in bike infrastructure (E-mail contact for Council provided) in the 2013/14 Budget.
Bicycle Expenditure Index (BiXE) 2012
15 November 2012. The Shire of Wellington’s BiXE rating for 2012 is $10.07. This is above the Regional Zone council average for 2012, which is $6.47. This is based upon council spending of $442,120 and population of 43,920.
Relevant bicycle related investment for the 2012/2013 financial year includes but is not necessarily limited to expenditure upon the following projects/programs:
• Annual shared path program
• Cycleways including maintenance of shared path and bike lanes
• Upgrading of the surface of part of the Gippsland Plains Rail Trail
• Bike Futures Conference ticket
• Development of walking and cycling strategic plan
• Super Sunday recreational bike count
• Contribution to 2012 RACV Great Victorian Bike Ride
Additional spending sourced from external grants and funds may apply, but that is outside the scope of BiXE reporting.
The Shire of Wellington achieved a five-year BiXE average of $5.54. This is below the Regional Zone council five-year average for 2012, which is $5.95.
See full BiXE report available here.
Feb 04. The Gippsland Plains Rail Trail will be officially opened by the Hon. Peter Hall on Sunday 7th March at 10am at Toongabbie station site. The rail trail committee has been working hard to complete the section between Glengarry and Cowwarr.
The nearby Fulham Correctional Centre has also supplied a much needed labour force to assist in the development of the trail, which will stretch 67km from Traralgon to Stratford when completed. The Maffra to Stratford sectionhas also been constructed.
Sept 03. Local residents continue to campaign for an upgrade to the Sale-Maffra Road, which is well used by trucks, cars and cyclists. Residents want a shoulder added to the road to make it safer for all. Road to Recovery Funding from the federal government is probably the best way to get the road upgraded.