Council has adopted a five-year capital works program which outlines a number of significant projects that will form part of the 2018/19 budget. Capital works are funded through grants and income generated by the city’s property investment portfolio. This alternate revenue means significant projects can be funded independently, and not from residential rates.
Major improvements to cycle paths will be rolled out starting in 2019. The city has secured more than $300,000 in funding from the State Government to install new shared paths along Salvado Road, from Bishop Street to Harborne Street, in order to improve our cycling network and make better connections to neighbouring local governments.
Subiaco Library patrons can look forward to a $300,000 refurbishment in 2018/19 including a refreshed layout with new furniture, modern library shelving and more seating and study areas.
Some other interesting projects you can expect to see in the next year include the installation of CCTV cameras at Lords Recreation Centre, new windows at Subiaco Arts Centre and major toilet refurbishments at both Shenton Park and The Palms community centres.
The capital works program also includes playgroud replacements, road upgrades, footpath replacements and landscaping renewal projects. Other significant projects including the Tom Dadour Masterplan, depot relocation and the proposed Rokeby Road South streetscape upgrade will be considered separately as part of the 2018-19 budget.