Thanks for your contribution to Moreland’s 4 year Council Budget

Our 4 Year Budget has been finalised and was adopted by Council on the 24 June 2021.

The budget outlines how we will deliver services and programs to our community over the next 4 years. It covers things like managing waste, upgrading our infrastructure, community facilities and parks, operating our libraries, recreation centres, events and festivals, and services to people at all stages of life.

Earlier this year we listened to your ideas about what we should prioritise and how we should deliver our services. We spoke to our community at pop-up events, online and in workshops. In this first stage of engagement we received 81 submissions, including 3 submissions in languages other than English. We also hosted a Budget Ideas Forum where 16 community members talked with us about their ideas for the budget.

This was the highest engagement rate we have ever reached (ahead of a typical formal public exhibition process), and this was the first year that we received submissions to the Budget in multiple languages.

The draft 4-year Council Budget was then drafted and exhibited for public viewing and feedback from 17 May until 2 June 2021. We received 64 submissions and 20 community members attended a second feedback forum before the final document was presented to Council for adoption.

Thank you to everyone who provided us with feedback on the draft Budget document. Our 4-year budget includes a number of projects that were proposed by the community including:

  • $7,500 per year for the Brunswick Beethoven Festival
  • $50,000 for a Youth Assertive Outreach Program
  • $10,000 for the Men at Work Program – Building Safer Relationships
  • $30,000 for a Graffiti, Rubbish, Cleaning & Dumped Rubbish Blitz

Other highlights include

  • $11.0 million to complete the $30.1 million Glenroy Community Hub
  • $0.6 million to commence the design of the $20.6 million Fawkner Leisure Centre redevelopment
  • $6.5 million to commencing the construction of the $11.3 million Fleming Park redevelopment
  • Funding for the Urban Forest Strategy – $0.5 million for Tree Planting Regime and $0.1 million for the Nature Plan Implementation.
  • $3.6 million for the Park Close to Home initiative. Funding the creation of new parks in dense urban areas including Service Street, Coburg, Cardinal Road, Glenroy and the commencement of Frith Street, Brunswick
  • $1.0 million for new Library Books and Library Collection improvements
  • $7.1 million for Footpaths and Bike paths
  • $8.9 million for Roads and carparks.

Key topics in Moreland

These are the key topics in Moreland that we’d like you to think about. These topics will help us make decisions about what we need to include in the Moreland Community Vision and budget. Click each topic to read more.