The City of Subiaco is set to fast track more than $2.5 million of capital works projects to help stimulate the economy, support local businesses, and help workers stayed employed during COVID-19.
The move, which was endorsed by Council last night, means 16 projects which were already funded through the City’s Strategic Financial Plan will now be brought forward into the draft 20/21 budget, with the Rosalie Park irrigation upgrade project approved to commence as soon as possible.
The projects chosen would bring benefits for the community, businesses and wider economy, and cover a range of industries. They include works to Rokeby Road south of Bagot Road, lighting upgrades, and a tennis court renewal at Nicholson Road Reserve.
The City will look at engaging local businesses to complete the work where possible.
"We understand the impact COVID-19 has had on many businesses and workers, and it’s important we support local businesses and jobs during this time,” Mayor Penny Taylor said.
“We’re doing everything we can to support our businesses so that they can continue to employ Western Australians and serve our community, plus these projects will provide some much needed upgrades across our City.”
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