City budget 2009-10 A safe city where everyone belongs (health by alendar


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									                     OUR CITY BUDGET
          A safe city where everyone belongs
 (health and safety, pools, community hubs, animal management)
In 2009-10, Council will continue to deliver programs and services that
increase public safety, promote strong community spirit and encourage
residents to take advantage of what our city has to offer.
While our beaches are some of the most beautiful in the world, they can
sometimes be treacherous and Council continues to provide one of the most
comprehensive lifeguard services in Australia. Every year, lifeguard
operations enhance the safety and enjoyment of our beaches by reducing
marine and beach incidents and conducting beach safety education
programs. This year’s Budget allocates $6.9 million for these vital services.
Council will also invest $9.3 million in environmental health initiatives,
including immunisation clinics, disaster management, pest and catchment
management and community health programs.
The Budget also allocates $4 million to continue Council’s environmental
health compliance operations in order to meet public and environmental
health obligations to the community. These include food retail monitoring,
EPA requirements, rental inspections, and other compliance activities.
The Aquatic Facilities Redevelopment Program focuses on the creation and
redevelopment of public swimming pools and aquatic centres across the city.
Council will spend $8.7 million to redevelop Miami, Palm Beach and Nerang
Pools, as well as on design work for the Mudgeeraba and Coomera Aquatic
This year, $4.27 million will be spent on Council’s animal management
activities. These oversee the eradication of pest species, regulate the keeping
of animals and provide animal compounds and collection areas. Such
services are important in helping to protect our community, pets and the
The Budget allocates $500,000 to continue the Active and Healthy program
which offers a range of activities to improve community health and wellbeing.
The program also features great free or low cost school holiday activities for
Vibrant community and youth centres provide important social connections.
This year, in addition to funding for Robina Space Project, Council will
contribute a further $3.68 million towards more community hubs across the
city, including Kirra Hill ($1 million), Labrador Community Youth Centre
($800,000) and Ormeau CYC ($550,000). $250,000 will be spent on master-
planning and design for new Upper Coomera Community Hub.

Council will also spend $406,000 on its community safety program, which
focuses on ensuring a safe city through projects such as graffiti response,
neighbourhood watch and city-wide safety audits.


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