Masterplan projects feature in City Council’s 2018/19 budget

City Centre Masterplan projects are among those at the heart of Aberdeen City Council’s investment plans for the coming year.

The 2018/19 budget of over £950 million includes of £269m of capital works, with projects ranging from schools and roads improvements to the new Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre.

Delivering flagship Masterplan projects is also a key part the focus for the year ahead.

Councillor Douglas Lumsden, Co-Leader of Aberdeen City Council, said: “The City Centre Masterplan funding in 2018/19 will focus on the redevelopment of Union Terrace Gardens, completing the Broad Street works, and beginning the restoration of Provost Skene’s House.”

Budget proposals were aligned to the 10-year Local Outcome Improvement Plan, which aims to embrace partnership working to break cycles of deprivation and ensure that Aberdeen is a place where all people can prosper.

Cllr Lumsden said: “The focus on people is about ensuring Aberdeen has empowered, resilient and sustainable communities.

“In line with that, commitment the capital budget contains major infrastructure projects.”