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Each year, Council seeks community feedback into the development and update of our Council Plan and Budget. This is your chance to submit a project, initiative, or program idea for the 2024/25 financial year.
Hume City Council residents, community groups, sporting clubs, businesses and non-for-profit organisations that live, work or operate in Hume City are welcome to submit an idea for Council’s consideration.
Ideas should demonstrate a strong community benefit that links to our long-term Community Vision and Council Plan, and is able to be delivered (or commence delivery) by Council in the 2024/25 financial year.
Developed by our community, and involving feedback from more than 8,500 people across Hume City, our long-term Community Vision is to create:
“A sustainable and thriving community with great health, education, employment, infrastructure, and a strong sense of belonging.”
Our Community Vision is supported by the following three themes:
For more information about our Community Vision, visit our Council Plan.
The Council Plan outlines a series of Strategic Objectives that aim to support the realisation of the long-term Community Vision. The Budget provides the funding to deliver the plan, including Council initiatives, capital works and services.
Council's Strategic Objectives are grouped under three themes, in line with the Community Vision:
Theme 1: A community that is resilient, inclusive and thriving
Theme 2: A City that cares about our planet, is appealing and connected
Theme 3: A Council that inspires leadership, is accountable and puts the community first
Each year between September and October, Council undertakes a community survey to seek feedback on Council Plan and Budget priorities for consideration as part of the next financial year, and beyond.
The survey involves 500 telephone interviews, with a further 601 responses received online via email invitation or by visiting participate.hume.vic.gov.au (a total of 1101 respondents this year).
Based on this survey, the following areas have been identified by our community as key priorities for 2024/25:
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Not sure how to get started? Read our tips on how to make a submission
Only ideas that can be delivered by Council will be considered. If you want to look for more funding opportunities to support your local group, business or organisation, the Hume Grants Finder can help!
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