Long term financial plan

Background

Hume City Council is required to develop a long-term financial plan for the next 10 years to guide how the actions in the Council Plan are funded to achieve Council’s Community Vision. Our Long-Term Financial Plan will help us to plan for the Council’s ongoing financial sustainability. It will also help us to have a responsible framework that balances funding for infrastructure and services with affordable rates.

What you need to know before starting

The sum of the expenditure that you allocate to the individual service areas will not equal the Council's overall budget expenditure. This is because part of the budget is allocated to expenditure necessary to meet legislative requirements and provide good governance, and includes internal costs such as fleet and equipment, accounting, information technology and human resources.

We’re only asking you to provide feedback on services that can be influenced:

  • Road, Traffic and Transport Networks
  • Community Engagement
  • Economic Development
  • Libraries, Arts and Culture
  • Waste Management and City Appearance
  • Parks, Open Space & Environment
  • Community Services
  • City Planning and Development

Please note: A number of Council services in the Budget Simulator generate or attract revenue via fees and charges, grants or external funding which offsets against expenditure. The Budget Simulator shows expenditure for services only, not net (expenditure minus revenue). The figures used in the Budget Simulator tool are indicative and based off Council’s 2021/2022 Draft Budget.

How to participate

To develop our long-term financial plan, we want you to have your say on what services and projects are important to you.

To make it easy and fun for you to get involved, we’ve launched a budget simulator tool that allows you to draft and submit a budget that highlights where you think Council needs to focus its attention over the next decade.

This tool also gives you the chance to better understand Council services, including how and where we spend money to support the Hume community.

Information received via the Budget Simulator will be included with feedback from a range of consultation activities to help inform the Council’s long-term financial planning.

The budget simulator tool will be open until Sunday 8 August 2021.


Background

Hume City Council is required to develop a long-term financial plan for the next 10 years to guide how the actions in the Council Plan are funded to achieve Council’s Community Vision. Our Long-Term Financial Plan will help us to plan for the Council’s ongoing financial sustainability. It will also help us to have a responsible framework that balances funding for infrastructure and services with affordable rates.

What you need to know before starting

The sum of the expenditure that you allocate to the individual service areas will not equal the Council's overall budget expenditure. This is because part of the budget is allocated to expenditure necessary to meet legislative requirements and provide good governance, and includes internal costs such as fleet and equipment, accounting, information technology and human resources.

We’re only asking you to provide feedback on services that can be influenced:

  • Road, Traffic and Transport Networks
  • Community Engagement
  • Economic Development
  • Libraries, Arts and Culture
  • Waste Management and City Appearance
  • Parks, Open Space & Environment
  • Community Services
  • City Planning and Development

Please note: A number of Council services in the Budget Simulator generate or attract revenue via fees and charges, grants or external funding which offsets against expenditure. The Budget Simulator shows expenditure for services only, not net (expenditure minus revenue). The figures used in the Budget Simulator tool are indicative and based off Council’s 2021/2022 Draft Budget.

How to participate

To develop our long-term financial plan, we want you to have your say on what services and projects are important to you.

To make it easy and fun for you to get involved, we’ve launched a budget simulator tool that allows you to draft and submit a budget that highlights where you think Council needs to focus its attention over the next decade.

This tool also gives you the chance to better understand Council services, including how and where we spend money to support the Hume community.

Information received via the Budget Simulator will be included with feedback from a range of consultation activities to help inform the Council’s long-term financial planning.

The budget simulator tool will be open until Sunday 8 August 2021.