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Cash for local roads insufficient

 

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Ballarat's Mayor says the money budgeted to maintain city roads may not be sufficient.

Cr Ben Taylor says almost $14 million has been set aside for road upgrades as well as standard maintenance in the 2020/21 budget.
 
"We do struggle to maintain roads with the budget we have."
 
"We are trying to plan, having that money in the budget, to upgrade roads where we can," Cr Taylor said.
 
Councillors signed off on the City of Ballarat's budget on Wednesday night, it includes a rate freeze and $52m for infrastructure works, slightly up on the previous year.
 
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