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Proposed Budget 2017/18

Proposed Budget 2017/18

In 2017/18 we will spend $247 million to deliver more than 100 community services and invest in essential new infrastructure.

This includes $54 million for our new works program, to improve roads and Council facilities around the City.

This year the State Government has set the rate rise at 2%, which has been endorsed by the Council. The City of Whittlesea will not be seeking a variation of this amount for the 2017/18 budget.

Highlights of our the Budget

Highlights of some of the capital works projects and improvements include:

  • construction of a pavilion and car park at Harvest Home Road, Epping
  • construction of 2 soccer pitches and a community pavilion at:
    • Doreen South Reserve
    • Lalor West Reserve
  • commence redevelopment of the Mill Park Leisure and Services Centre
  • commence refurbishment of the Whittlesea Aquatic Centre
  • upgrade of sports grounds across the City of Whittlesea
  • ongoing program for upgrading playgrounds and general landscape improvements
  • construction of additional tennis courts at Lalor Tennis Club
  • land acquisition for the extension of Findon Road from Williamsons Road to Danaher Drive, South Morang
  • streetscape improvements at Lalor High Street shops.

Have your say on our Proposed Budget 2017/18

Our budget spending is guided by the needs of the community and goals outlined in our Community Plan.

We welcome your feedback on the Proposed Budget 2017/18.

Have your say in the following ways

We will be accepting submissions until 5pm Friday 5 May 2017.

Formal submissions will be considered at an Advisory Committee of Council Meeting on Wednesday 17 May 2017.

Following community consultation, Council will consider adopting the budget at a Meeting of Council on Tuesday 30 May 2017 at 6.30pm.

2016/17 Adopted Budget

View the 2016/17 Adopted Budget: