Sewerage upgrades are at the top of the Meander Valley Council’s priority list for the impending federal election.
Funding worth more $25 million has been requested.
While the election has not be officially called, the council was approached for its wish list.
The introduction of reticulated sewerage at Bracknell is number one on the list, followed by upgrading Carrick’s sewerage treatment plant.
The top two projects are an immediate priority on the list.
“Construction of reticulated sewerage is essential to address environmental and public health issues within the community of Bracknell,” the council’s December agenda said.
The project would cost more than $5 million, and the council is asking the federal government to completely fund it.
Upgrading Carrick’s treatment plant is “integral” to the Hadspen Urban Growth Project.
“Council is working in partnership with private landowners [and] developers to enable the expansion of the township of Hadspen,” the agenda said.
“This project will facilitate new residential, commercial and retail development with the town and local area creating jobs and enhancing economic development.”
The $17 million project would be split evenly between the council and the federal government.
A sixth of the funds required for a bioenergy hub at the valley central industrial precinct are also on the wish list. The council would provide $50m, and the federal government $10m.
Meander Valley Active Communities is seeking $2.5m to upgrade multiple facilities, including Prospect Vale Park, Deloraine football ground, Hadspen Sports Ground and play area and Deloraine connectivity.
A feasibility study about the Meander Falls Tourism Road upgrade is the last item on the wish list.
The study would cost $325,000, with about 70 per cent funded by the federal government, and the remainder by the council.
The council will vote on whether to endorse the wish list at its meeting on Tuesday.
Prior to each federal and state election, councils are approached by representatives from political parties seeking information on issues and projects that are important to the community.
This federal election will be the first election where the entire local government area will be included in the Lyons electorate.
The meeting will be held at the Westbury from 1.30pm.
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