City seeking input on budget

THE Launceston City Council has called on Launceston residents to submit their views on the city's next budget.

The council has listed 23 projects, worth $6.7 million, on its consultative website Your Voice, Your Launceston for residents to prioritise for inclusion in the 2014-15 budget.

There are eight capital works projects, 11 parks and recreational projects and four cultural projects.

Larger projects include setting aside $1.6 million to move a waterpipe at the Launceston tip to build more landfill cells, and $2 million for a sand-based, all- weather surface at Invermay Park to assist drainage.

Other projects include a $300,000 television screen at Aurora Stadium, CCTV expansion through the CBD, and upgrades to various sports and recreation facilities.

Launceston City Council general manager Robert Dobrzynski said the responses to its web poll and survey would help the council meet community expectations.

"The council makes decisions on behalf of more than 67,000 residents, which is why getting the community involved in the decision making process is so important," he said.

"The earlier we get an indication of priorities, the greater the chance we can consider these for inclusion."

The council is more than midway through this financial year's $91.3 budget.

To submit to the council's next budget, log on to www.yourvoiceyour launceston.com.au and register your opinion.

Public comment closes on February 14.

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