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Proposed 2020-21 Budget

Our 2020-21 Draft Budget is $289.8 million which includes our operating budget of $215.6 million and a capital works program of $74.20 million for new facilities and infrastructure.

The City of Whittlesea has adopted a Draft Budget for 2020-21 that considers the evolving COVID-19 challenges and impacts while delivering critical major projects and continuing services for the community.

The Budget includes a $2 million COVID-19 Community Recovery Fund is proposed, which will be co-designed with local businesses, sporting clubs, community groups and residents.

Read our media release.

You can have your say on the budget until 29 May 2020. Read more

NOTE: The Victorian Government has provided councils with an option to extend the date to adopt the 2020-21 Budget from 30 June to 31 August 2020. The City of Whittlesea plans to adopt its 2020-21 Budget by 30 June, however, notes that some variation may be required as more about the financial impacts of COVID-19 is realised.

Budget highlights

$11.86 million for services, programs and activities to enable older people to live

independently in their homes

$9.43 million for family and children services

$5.22 million for the regional library service (Thomastown, Mill Park, Lalor and Whittlesea)

$4.83 million for traffic management services including school crossings and community

education programs

$5.87 million for public health services and programs to protect and enhance community

health, safety and wellbeing

$2.22 million for local youth services

Key capital work projects

$13.05 million for Boundary Road works

$3 million to complete the Findon Road extension through to Plenty Road

$4.30 million to construct the Community Activity Centre - west of Epping Road

$3.29 million for Mernda Sports Hub - Mernda Recreation and Leisure Centre

$2.53 million upgrade for McLean’s Road kindergarten

$2.00 million to construct a kindergarten at Thomastown Primary School

$1.80 million for streetscape improvements at Lalor High Street shopping strip

$1.24 million for streetscape improvements at Thomastown High Street shopping strip

$2.03 million to complete the All Abilities Play Space at Mill Park Recreation Reserve

$1.41 million to upgrade playgrounds and general landscape

$1.10 million to implement the Whittlesea Public Gardens Masterplan

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.