Proposed Annual Budget 2022/23

Consultation has concluded

The next 12 months will see a renewed focus on our recovery from the pandemic, with Council continuing to protect and support our community through the challenges of today, as well as investing in a bright and sustainable future.

In 2021/22, Council provided $3.04 million in additional support for local businesses, sporting clubs, community groups and rate payers with a stimulus package that responded directly to the impacts of the pandemic. Since the pandemic started, we've invested $14.5 million in stimulus packages.

As our growing community continues to adapt and thrive in our new normal, we have made significant investment to ensure our services such as libraries, leisure centres, preschools, maternal and child health, and aged and disability programs can thrive with us.

This has been complemented with an investment in city infrastructure. Our 2022/23 capital works program has a strong focus on community facilities, transport infrastructure, parks and reserves. These works will also create jobs for our local people, and further support the recovery of our local economy.

This Proposed Budget ensure that these investments continue to serve our community now, and into the future, while maintaining our economic approach that is based on good governance and sound financial management, and is informed by principles of social justice and environmental sustainability.

Click the headings below to view more about the Proposed Budget:

More than $554 million in new funding will be invested in community facilities, roads, footpaths, parks and reserves over the next four years, including $101 million in 2022/23. Highlights of the capital works program include:

  • $29.92 million to improve, upgrade and develop new buildings, including:
    • $5.7 million on completion of the construction of Merrifield South Community Centre
    • $5 million on continued works for the construction of Kalkallo Central Community Centre
    • $3.75 million on continued works for the upgrade of the former Craigieburn Leisure Centre to a new indoor sports facility
    • $2 million to complete construction of Seabrook Reserve Community Centre
  • $20.15 million to construct, upgrade and maintain roads across the City as well as $3.78 million for footpaths and cycleways and $10.18 for car parks, including
    • $6.24 million for local road resurfacing
    • $4.5 million to commence construction of the Broadmeadows Town Centre multi-deck carpark
    • $3 million to commence the construction of the Evans Street multi-deck carpark in Sunbury
    • $1.68 million to complete the rural road reconstruction for Mitchell Street, Kalkallo.
  • $19.94 million on land improvements, including parks and reserve upgrades, construction of sporting fields and more. This includes:
    • $4.26 million for the implementation of Seabrook Reserve Master Plan, including the construction of the Northern Thunder Rugby pitch and club facilities.
    • $1.35 million on continued works for the athletics track, lighting and associated amenities at Broadman Reserve
    • $1.38 million on continued works for Progress Reserve Master Plan implementation
    • $1.25 million on continued Bridges Recreation Reserve Craigieburn.

Section 4.5 of the Proposed Budget provides more detail of the four-year capital works program.

We will provide $168.66 million to meet the growing demand for a variety of day-to-day services. Over the next 12 months we will:

Over the next 12 months we’ll:

  • Collect more than 86,000 tonnes of kerbside waste, recycling and organics
  • Provide 19,000 hard waste collections
  • Undertake more than 42,171 kilometers of street sweeping
  • Remove more than 5,000 square meters of graffiti
  • Provide 76,800 hours of domestic assistance, personal care and respite care for aged residents
  • Deliver more than 40,400 meals for people in need
  • Host more than 1.2 million visits to our leisure centres
  • Loan more than a million library items to thousands of Hume Libraries members
  • Deliver more than 25,000 immunisations
  • Coordinate 35,000 maternal and child health consultants
  • Register more than 24,000 dogs and cats, and
  • Deliver more than 1,600 food safety assessments.


We're listening to our community

This budget was informed by extensive consultation with our community, and through the development of our new Community Vision and Council Plan (Let's Shape Hume's Future Together). This has included both online and face-to-face workshops with community members and key stakeholders, along with feedback from community surveys.

While this extensive community consultation has been used as the basis for developing the Proposed Budget, we would like your feedback before the budget is finalised, and adopted by Council.

Thank you to everyone who provided feedback and spoke at the Council meeting. We are now taking these all into consideration and finalising the annual budget.

The next 12 months will see a renewed focus on our recovery from the pandemic, with Council continuing to protect and support our community through the challenges of today, as well as investing in a bright and sustainable future.

In 2021/22, Council provided $3.04 million in additional support for local businesses, sporting clubs, community groups and rate payers with a stimulus package that responded directly to the impacts of the pandemic. Since the pandemic started, we've invested $14.5 million in stimulus packages.

As our growing community continues to adapt and thrive in our new normal, we have made significant investment to ensure our services such as libraries, leisure centres, preschools, maternal and child health, and aged and disability programs can thrive with us.

This has been complemented with an investment in city infrastructure. Our 2022/23 capital works program has a strong focus on community facilities, transport infrastructure, parks and reserves. These works will also create jobs for our local people, and further support the recovery of our local economy.

This Proposed Budget ensure that these investments continue to serve our community now, and into the future, while maintaining our economic approach that is based on good governance and sound financial management, and is informed by principles of social justice and environmental sustainability.

Click the headings below to view more about the Proposed Budget:

More than $554 million in new funding will be invested in community facilities, roads, footpaths, parks and reserves over the next four years, including $101 million in 2022/23. Highlights of the capital works program include:

  • $29.92 million to improve, upgrade and develop new buildings, including:
    • $5.7 million on completion of the construction of Merrifield South Community Centre
    • $5 million on continued works for the construction of Kalkallo Central Community Centre
    • $3.75 million on continued works for the upgrade of the former Craigieburn Leisure Centre to a new indoor sports facility
    • $2 million to complete construction of Seabrook Reserve Community Centre
  • $20.15 million to construct, upgrade and maintain roads across the City as well as $3.78 million for footpaths and cycleways and $10.18 for car parks, including
    • $6.24 million for local road resurfacing
    • $4.5 million to commence construction of the Broadmeadows Town Centre multi-deck carpark
    • $3 million to commence the construction of the Evans Street multi-deck carpark in Sunbury
    • $1.68 million to complete the rural road reconstruction for Mitchell Street, Kalkallo.
  • $19.94 million on land improvements, including parks and reserve upgrades, construction of sporting fields and more. This includes:
    • $4.26 million for the implementation of Seabrook Reserve Master Plan, including the construction of the Northern Thunder Rugby pitch and club facilities.
    • $1.35 million on continued works for the athletics track, lighting and associated amenities at Broadman Reserve
    • $1.38 million on continued works for Progress Reserve Master Plan implementation
    • $1.25 million on continued Bridges Recreation Reserve Craigieburn.

Section 4.5 of the Proposed Budget provides more detail of the four-year capital works program.

We will provide $168.66 million to meet the growing demand for a variety of day-to-day services. Over the next 12 months we will:

Over the next 12 months we’ll:

  • Collect more than 86,000 tonnes of kerbside waste, recycling and organics
  • Provide 19,000 hard waste collections
  • Undertake more than 42,171 kilometers of street sweeping
  • Remove more than 5,000 square meters of graffiti
  • Provide 76,800 hours of domestic assistance, personal care and respite care for aged residents
  • Deliver more than 40,400 meals for people in need
  • Host more than 1.2 million visits to our leisure centres
  • Loan more than a million library items to thousands of Hume Libraries members
  • Deliver more than 25,000 immunisations
  • Coordinate 35,000 maternal and child health consultants
  • Register more than 24,000 dogs and cats, and
  • Deliver more than 1,600 food safety assessments.


We're listening to our community

This budget was informed by extensive consultation with our community, and through the development of our new Community Vision and Council Plan (Let's Shape Hume's Future Together). This has included both online and face-to-face workshops with community members and key stakeholders, along with feedback from community surveys.

While this extensive community consultation has been used as the basis for developing the Proposed Budget, we would like your feedback before the budget is finalised, and adopted by Council.

Thank you to everyone who provided feedback and spoke at the Council meeting. We are now taking these all into consideration and finalising the annual budget.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Council welcomes our community to come and speak to them directly at the Council Meeting to hear budget submissions, for up to five minutes. There is no need to prepare a written submission beforehand.

    If you would like to provide your feedback on the Proposed Budget, community members will be able to speak to Council on Tuesday 24 May from 6.30pm.

    Online registrations will be accepted until 12pm on Tuesday 24 May. Alternatively, you may register to speak on the budget at the meeting. Requests for interpreter support should be made by 12pm on Monday 23 May.  

    The meeting will be held at the Town Hall Broadmeadows, with an option for people to speak via Zoom if they would prefer not to attend in person. 


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