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BCC Budget 2020/21

Started by verbatim9, June 17, 2020, 12:26:22 PM

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verbatim9

CourierMail-----> Two-minute guide to Brisbane City Council budget


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Two-minute guide to Brisbane City Council budget

Brisbane City Council has released its 2020-21 budget. Here's what you need to know about rates and major projects across the city.

Michael Wray, The Courier-Mail

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June 17, 2020 11:44am

The Covid-19 pandemic has sparked an economic crisis that has left many Aussies uncertain of their financial future, but there are several servic...

LORD Mayor Adrian Schrinner has released the 2020-21 Brisbane City Council budget under the challenging conditions of the coronavirus crisis.

Council have scrimped enough savings to deliver a "modest" $195 million surplus, but its feted Brisbane Metro project has been hit by a $300 million cost blowout.

$180m COVID blow for Brisbane council budget

Here are the key facts you need to know.

BRISBANE CITY COUNCIL BUDGET

REVENUE FALLS

2019/20 - $40m

2020/21 - $142.5m

RATES

Frozen until Jan 2021 then 2.5 per cent increase

COVID rates deferrals

6000 ratepayers at a cost of $38.7 million

SAVINGS

-Two year pay freeze for all councillors, wages and staff

-Annual kerbside collection suspended for two years

SURPLUS

2019/20 - $75 million

2020/21 - $195 million

MAJOR PROJECTS 2020/21

Brisbane Metro $76.6m - 2600 jobs

Fast track Green Bridges $23.5m - 500 jobs

-Kangaroo Point

-Breakfast Creek

BRISBANE METRO

-$300 million cost blowout to $1.24 billion

Blamed on:

-Extra cost of electric buses

-Adelaide St station construction changes

-50 per cent increase in labour costs

Jonno

BCC Budget does very little for active transport. Two Green Bridges are great but they significantly change the walkability of the City. It does invest more for new buses and Metro (surely this has to nclude an underground station still at that price?) but no mention of bus network redesign associated with Metro.  Bulk of transport budget (outside of buying buses and Metro) goes to "busting congestion" with ever more road capacity.  Very out of touch with modern city planning especially Post COVID-19!!

ozbob

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verbatim9

^^This was also mentioned in yesterday's Council meeting re pop bike lanes.

ozbob

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ozbob

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verbatim9

^^It's a pretty good Budget for Active and Public Transport under the circumstances.

Jonno

Quote from: verbatim9 on June 17, 2020, 13:10:45 PM
^^It's a pretty good Budget for Active and Public Transport under the circumstances.
It could be much better if we stopped futilely "busting congestion".  They more they spend the worse it gets

verbatim9

Essentially arterials need to be upgraded for the onset of autonomous vehicles, so I don't mind them spending money on those arterial road upgrades. In most part with the upgrades,  we are getting improved bus stops and segregated shared path infrastructure.

Jonno

Until we build complete streets and prioritise walking, cycling and public transport then we will continue to be congested, nosy and unfriendly to pedestrians and cyclists.  I don't see this even in the new "upgraded" roads.  I don't see separated bike paths on roads unless it is part of a massive increase in road capacity. I see little bus prioritisation. Bus stopping bays ore not bus improvements they are car prioritisation.  Park' n' rides don't help public transport and encourage car usage.  Autonomous vehicle are a pipe dream and even if they do eventuate they should need less road capacity not more.

We have not learnt anything from COVID-19.

SurfRail

Quote from: verbatim9 on June 17, 2020, 13:40:44 PM
Essentially arterials need to be upgraded for the onset of autonomous vehicles

No, they do not.  Why should we waste money on this?
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verbatim9

Quote from: SurfRail on June 17, 2020, 17:11:41 PM
Quote from: verbatim9 on June 17, 2020, 13:40:44 PM
Essentially arterials need to be upgraded for the onset of autonomous vehicles

No, they do not.  Why should we waste money on this?
Because buses need to use these roads too.

Jonno

Quote from: verbatim9 on June 17, 2020, 18:56:06 PM
Quote from: SurfRail on June 17, 2020, 17:11:41 PM
Quote from: verbatim9 on June 17, 2020, 13:40:44 PM
Essentially arterials need to be upgraded for the onset of autonomous vehicles

No, they do not.  Why should we waste money on this?
Because buses need to use these roads too.
Most roads already have plenty of space for buses.  These road widening have nothing to do with public transport.  If they were they would be building separated bus lanes...but they aren't. 

timh

Quote from: SurfRail on June 17, 2020, 17:11:41 PM
Quote from: verbatim9 on June 17, 2020, 13:40:44 PM
Essentially arterials need to be upgraded for the onset of autonomous vehicles

No, they do not.  Why should we waste money on this?
Agreed. I have no desire to see increased infrastructure for autonomous vehicles, and I'm struggling to see the need. If an autonomous vehicle can't drive on a regular road what's the point?

It's also fairly widely accepted amongst most public transport advocates Ive spoken to that autonomous vehicles are not an answer to congestion (they literally take the same space on the road as a car).
So yeah it's a no from me

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verbatim9

Cr Ryan Murphy's Facebook---> 2020/21 Transport Budget

QuoteToday Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner has handed down Council's $3.18 Billion 20/21 budget!

We're committed to making our city more connected and easier to get around. That's why I'm very pleased this term we will be seeing a strong investment in public and active transport for Brisbane. This will include significant funding for:

The Turn-up-and-go Brisbane Metro
2600 new jobs
Fully electric vehicles
250 more buses out to the suburbs

Buses and Ferries
4 new electric CityLoop buses
Continued free off-peak travel for seniors
7 nextgen citycats

Green Bridges
$23.2M to fast track over the next 12 months
$300M over 4 years
500 jobs & supplier opportunities
More connected river city

Cycling & pedestrian infrastructure
Pop-up bike lanes for CBD
$16.6M bikeway connections to CBD
$58M on major bikeways
$30M on suburban bikeways
Bikeway reconstruction & safety enhancements

I'm looking forward to sharing more detail on these initiatives very soon! #connectedcity #lovebrisbane

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