Annual Report heralds year of achievement

Hume City Council’s 2014/15 Annual Report demonstrated a year of achievement, Hume Mayor, Councillor Adem Atmaca, said today.

Cr Atmaca said Council had adopted the Annual Report at its meeting on Monday 26 October 2015.

“This is a document that the people of Hume can be very proud of,” Cr Atmaca said.

“It shows how this Council spent $56 million to deliver more than 200 infrastructure projects, and almost $200 million to provide the services that our residents rely on.

“In 2014/15, Hume started to construct Craigieburn Park in Aitken Ward, so that one of Australia’s fastest growing suburbs can benefit from an athletics track, a new leisure and aquatic centre, and magnificent parklands.

“Council completed works that delivered a 50 metre pool to the Broadmeadows Aquatic and Leisure Centre, and opened the new $6.5 million Newbury Child and Community Centre, to support many young families.

“Hume also unveiled the Craigieburn Dog Park, and opened the Hume Tennis and Community Centre, which is now used by children and adults from across our municipality.”

Throughout the financial year, Hume planned a redevelopment of the pavilion at Clarke Oval in Sunbury, to support the sportspeople of Jacksons Creek Ward.

In Meadow Valley Ward, Council launched Together 3047, an initiative to assist Hume’s most disadvantaged residents in Broadmeadows, Jacana, and Dallas.

The $900,000 program will run across three years, and includes projects which enhance the appearance of streets and helps residents to secure training and employment.

Cr Atmaca said 2015 would be remembered by many people as a year in which Hume honoured the Anzac Centenary 2014-2018.

“Council established the Anzac Centenary Community Committee to recommend activities that could commemorate Australia’s sacrifice in war,” he said.

“We were thrilled in April to present the inaugural Corporal Cameron Baird VC MG Memorial Awards, which honour a former Hume resident who bravely gave his life for Australia in 2013.”

Hume City Council continued to advocate to state and federal governments in 2014/15 in support of major projects that could improve the quality of life of all residents.

Council campaigned prior to the 2014 Victorian State Election for commitments towards a redevelopment of Broadmeadows Railway Station, greater car parking at Sunbury and Craigieburn stations, and the duplication of Somerton and Craigieburn roads.

Cr Atmaca said Hume was grateful to everyone who had provided Council with feedback throughout 2014/15.

“More than 500 people took part in the Hume Community Indicators Survey, and the views expressed will help us continue to improve our municipality,” he said.

“We asked residents whether they were satisfied with Hume’s overall performance, and Council is pleased to have received a mean score of 3.1 out of 5.

“Council will always listen carefully to the views of residents, as we deliver services and infrastructure for our diverse and expanding community.”

Hume’s 2014/15 Annual Report was delivered to the Minister for Local Government, Natalie Hutchins, on 25 September 2015.

To access the document online, click here, or visit a Hume City Council customer service centre to read a hard copy.

Updated : 6:32 PM, 26 October 2015

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