Benidorm has now drafted its 2020 budget, foreseeing an income of €103.5 million and outgoings of €102.3 million.
The town hall plans to spend €11.7 million on building and other projects, of which €6.9 million will come from the municipal kitty. This is 24% lower than 2019’s allocation of €15.5 million, Benidorm mayor Toni Perez admitted.
Projects include concluding the revamp of the Avenida del Mediterraneo and beginning others that are entirely new, like constructing access roads and infrastructure for the industrial estate, which will cost €1.2 million, creating the Aula del Mar dedicated to Benidorm’s maritime tradition (€385,385) will give the town its fourth museum, the second phase of the Sequia Mare park (€300,000) is due to begin next year and renovations are to be carried for the 16th century Torre de Morales watchtower on the old-332 road on the Poniente side of the town.
A further €150,000 is to be spent on improving access to the remains of the Roman fort at Tossal de la Cala archaeological site and €105,000 will be allotted to the L’Hort de Colon local history museum.
Outlining the Budget, Perez also revealed that wages for municipal employees amount to €39.5 million, accounting for 38.6 of townhall spending.