Footing the bill for path

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A DECISION on whether or not Corangamite Shire Council will place a special charge on certain Terang residents for the construction of a footpath will be made during the upcoming Ordinary Meeting on January 24.

If the motion is passed, the residents of 26 addresses on Swanston, Lyons, Pitt and Seymour streets will be required to pay a special charge to lessen the burden of the construction works on the council.

The works will involve building 560 metres of new pathway, which will connect with already existing paths at the intersections of Lyons and Galloway streets.

Shire manager of assets John Kelly said officers had already contacted and met with the affected residents.

“Generally, the majority have been supportive of the project,” he said.

The special charge will vary depending on the property’s frontage side.

While Corangamite Shire will subsidise 70 per cent of the project’s funds, $72,000 will be funded through the special charge.

Mr Kelly said if the motion to implement the special charge was passed during the January meeting, works will begin in March or April at the earliest.

The proposal can be viewed at the Corangamite Shire offices at 181 Manifold Street in Camperdown.

Submissions can be sent to the chief executive officer Andrew Mason, Corangamite Shire, PO Box 84, Camperdown, 3260 prior to Thursday, January 19.

Requests to speak at the January 24 meeting can be included within any submissions.

For further information on the proposed charge, contact Mr Kelly on 5593 7100.

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