Council sets out new £8million District vision
DUNGANNON Council is planning to invest £8million in 20 new schemes as part of its new plan for the district.
The newly launched corporate plan 2012 – 2015 sets out the council’s vision and priorities for the next three year period ‘to create a place where people are proud to live, work and invest in now and in the future’.
A key message of the plan is the commitment by councillors to delivering quality services whilst keeping its rate at the lowest possible level.
As stated by the Mayor Councillor Kenneth Reid: ‘We as elected members are very aware of the current economic climate and have over the last three year period set a 0% Council rate increase whilst retaining quality front line service delivery and continued investment across the Borough and this is something we will continue to strive towards to 2015’.
The plan focuses on the priorities which Council has a responsibility to deliver such as waste management, leisure, recreation, building and environmental services.
As part of this commitment the council is planning to invest over £8 million over the next three years in 20 capital and economic schemes across the Borough.
Examples of which include the development of 10 new and improved leisure and play areas.
Council also recognises the need to engage and work in partnership with our public, community, and businesses to create the conditions to support economic and social development.
Council has identified economic growth as a key priority and whilst it is limited in its role it has sought to identify actions through partnership that will seek to create the conditions to support economic investment and job creation.
Examples of initiatives include lobbying and planning for a major enterprise zone in the Borough and continued investment in environmental improvements within our two urban centres Dungannon and Coalisland alongside regeneration projects within seven of our villages. Promotion of our towns and Borough as a place to invest and visit will continue to be a priority.
2012 will also be the year that Council will officially open its flagship project of the Hill of The O’Neill and Ranfurly House Arts and Visitor Centre. This will include a range of celebratory events and will provide a location that will celebrate our shared cultures.
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