Playford presents ‘legacy’ budget for Noosa
NOOSA Mayor Noel Playford has presented a draft Noosa budget including a $4.7 million "missing link" for the hinterland road network.
"This is my last budget and therefore a legacy budget for me," Cr Playford said.
"It delivers on a commitment I made prior to the election, while a new Financial Sustainability Policy promises to help keep council's finances in good shape long term."
If adopted the budget provides $4.7 million to seal the full 4km gravel stretch of Dr Pages Rd and part of Kinmond Creek Rd at Cootharaba, in a project set to boost hinterland tourism.
"This has been on the table for more than 20 years and when I stood for mayor at the time of de-amalgamation I promised the community I'd prioritise it," Cr Playford said.
Cr Playford described the budget as a "triumph" for staff.
"That exercise has freed up over a million dollars to be spent on a host of brand new initiatives," Cr Playford said.
The budget vote is June 29.