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2020-21 Budget

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.

Budget highlights

  • $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.


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Strategic Resource 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.


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