More accessible footpaths and cycleways were on our readers’ wishlists.
More accessible footpaths and cycleways were on our readers’ wishlists. Contributed

YOUR SAY: How council should spend $61m on capital works

PLENTY of people had some great ideas on how Lismore Council should spend their $61m budget on capital works.

Roads, roads and more roads was the catchcry from many of our Facebook posters.

"They should also fix the bloody roads," Ash Kilner posted.

"We're traveling around on some roads that look like they came straight out of the third world problem yearbook."

Lyn Wenzell specifically wanted to see Wyrallah Road fixed completely.

"How about having a crack at Wyrallah Rd right down to Woodburn before they have to start mowing it," she posted.

 

Lyn Wenzell said she'd like to see Wyrallah Road fixed before it has to be mowed.
Lyn Wenzell said she'd like to see Wyrallah Road fixed before it has to be mowed. Samantha Elley

Other posters had agreed that roads were important but had other priorities including rubbish, parks, the hospital, the homeless and the lake swimming pool.

Some people agreed that the budget and how it was apportioned was quite fair.

"The allocation of funds for water, waste and roads is pretty fair- around half of the 61 mill." Augustine Jay posted.

" I think whilst there has been some odd decisions for the most part the spending has been pretty good," Brad Parsons wrote.

Hannah Hartman wanted to see better accessibility on pathways for wheelchairs and prams.

"There are so many buildings you can't get into either," she wrote.

"There are many areas where taxis are the only form or transport as the bus stops aren't accessible/safe or won't stop in your area."

Mel Connell wanted to be able to ride her bike around Lismore but didn't feel it was safe to do so.

"I've done it twice and people are crazy and don't know how to give way to other cars let alone bikes and runners," she posted.

"Lismore needs to take a leaf out of Ballina's book."

 

 

The Lismore Lake Pool is still in people’s minds as they’d like the council to spend money on it.
The Lismore Lake Pool is still in people’s minds as they’d like the council to spend money on it. Cathy Adams

 

Budget for Lismore's capital works:

  • Wastewater infrastructure: $24.67 million
  • Road and associated infrastructure: $15.5 million
  • Water infrastructure: $6.84 million
  • Art gallery and quad project: $5.29 million
  • Plant replacement program (excluding sales): $4.44 million
  • Waste disposal - optical sorter: $992,100
  • Lismore Regional Airport infrastructure improvements: $688,800
  • Richmond Tweed Regional Library resources: $615,400
  • Farming the Sun & REMP projects: $380,400
  • Parks and recreation infrastructure: $222,500
  • CCTV cameras in Lismore CBD: $182,800
  • Lismore Memorial Gardens infrastructure: $30,000
  • Street lighting: $67,800


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