Council sought community feedback on its draft 2017/18 Budget, including comments on our draft Council Plan 2017-2021 which sets out Council’s key objectives for the next four years.
Draft Council Plan
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The draft Budget proposes a $49.2 million capital works program, the largest ever program of community infrastructure upgrades in Monash.
Significant funding is proposed for upgrades to sports pavilions; sports grounds; bike paths; children’s playspaces; footpaths; and drainage. The year’s major project is proposed to be a redevelopment of the Oakleigh Recreation Centre, which will involve renewing and expanding the 40 year old indoor sports stadium and creating a new home for Waverley Gymnastics.
Other key features of the draft Budget include:
- Monash will continue to have the lowest average rates of all 79 Victorian councils;
- A 2% rate increase is proposed (an increase of $27 over the year for the average Monash home owner). This is in keeping with the State Government’s cap on rate increases;
- A $50 Council rate discount is proposed for pensioners, in addition to the State Government pensioner rate rebate (which will be about $221).
Here is a link to a Council media release: Have Your Say on draft Budget and draft Council Plan.
Here is the draft Council Budget 2017/18 (pdf, 8MB)
Draft Council Plan
The draft Council Plan sets out four key strategic objectives which Council wishes to achieve over its four year term. It sets out a range of strategies and priority projects to achieve each of these four objectives. The four objectives are:
- A Liveable & Sustainable City
We value our natural environment and want to preserve and enhance the leafy and green character of our city. Monash’s desirability as a place to live, learn, work and play needs to be protected.
- Inviting Open & Urban Spaces
We will continue to improve our public infrastructure, meeting places and open spaces, providing inclusive, safe and inviting places for community use.
- An Inclusive Community
Our people and our communities are healthy, connected and engaged.
- Responsive & Efficient Services
People can have a say in, and are at the centre of, our decisions. We will deliver affordable, respectful, responsive, reliable and high quality services.
Here is the draft Council Plan 2017-2021 (pdf, 1MB)
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If you have any questions please contact:
- Danny Wain, Chief Financial Officer, on 9518 3508 (regarding the Budget)
- Ross Goeman, Manager - Corporate Performance, on 9518 3206 (regarding the Council Plan).
Council sought submissions by Wednesday 31 May 2017.
Everyone who made a submission had the opportunity to speak to their submission at a Council meeting held at the Monash Civic Centre on Tuesday 13 June 2017.
Council considered all feedback before deciding upon a final Budget and final Council Plan at its meeting on Tuesday 27 June 2017. We will respond to each submitter to advise them of our decision on, or response to, their submission.