Council on track to spend £102 million on projects

Westfield School, Fraserburgh.
Westfield School, Fraserburgh.

Aberdeenshire Council are set to reach £102 million in spending on capital projects for the year 2013/14.

The updated capital plan budget was agreed by councillors on the Policy and Resources Committee earlier this month, when members were updated on the range of building and maintenance projects which makes up said plan.

Three new secondary schools, a new care village and major school improvement works are among the projects running.

Grant funding of £900,000 from Zero Waste Scotland’s Food Waste Collections programme will be used towards the purchase of 46 new recycling and waste collection vehicles which introduce a new food waste collection service across Aberdeenshire.

Plans for a new £1.8 million Family Centre at Victoria Street in Inverurie have also been added to the Capital Plan.

Councillors also approved costs for the £2 million Westfield Community Hub and Family Centre in Fraserburgh, which will be delivered in three phases.

Chair of the Policy and Resources Committee, Councillor Jim Gifford, said: “This Capital Plan is one of the most ambitious programmes of new build and improvements works that the council has undertaken in recent years and I am pleased to see that, on the whole, works are progressing on schedule and to budget.”