Our 2020-21 Council Action Plan and Annual Budget, sets a clear path to building a strong community and thriving local economy in the face of unprecedented challenges.
Highlights from the $214.8 million budget include a $2 million COVID-19 Community Recovery Fund, $74.5 million to deliver new or refurbished facilities and infrastructure, almost $10 million to finish major projects underway along with delivering 100+ services that, combined, will keep our community active, connected and engaged.
$11.99 million to provide services, programs and activities to enable older people to live independently in their homes
$9.18 million for provision of family and children services
$8.8 million for public health services and programs delivered; to protect and enhance community health, safety and wellbeing
$5.22 million contribution to provide the regional library service
$5.06 million for traffic management services including school crossings and community education programs
$2.13 million for supporting local youth services.
Improving roads, footpaths and bike paths
$13.05 million for Boundary Road works
$3 million for the completion of the Findon Road extension through to Plenty Road.
Upgrading or building new community facilities
$4.30 million for construction of a community centre - west of Epping Road
$3.29 million towards Mernda Sports Hub
$2.53 million upgrade for McLeans Road Kindergarten
$2 million for construction of a kindergarten at Thomastown Primary School
$1.80 million for streetscape improvements at the Lalor Shopping Centre
$1.24 million for streetscape improvements at the High Street, Thomastown shops.
Parks and playgrounds
$2.03 million for final stage of an all abilities play space at Mill Park Recreation Reserve
$1.41 million for ongoing programs to upgrade playgrounds and general landscaping
$1.10 million for the implementation of the Whittlesea Public Gardens master plan.
Our Council Plan is supported by a Strategic Resource Plan, which ensures that we have adequate resources available to maintain services at the level established by the Council, and to implement the Council Plan priorities.