Exciting future awaits

For our families. For the future.  

Hume City Council is set to spend more money than ever before on infrastructure that’s designed to support local families now and underwrite an exciting future for everyone.

The 2016-17 Draft Budget provides $74.10 million to a capital works program that will help Hume to upgrade or deliver aquatic centres, sports pavilions, roads, footpaths and major community buildings, like the new library and learning centre that is planned for Sunbury.

The highlights of Council’s infrastructure schedule will help to support a population which, in some suburbs, will grow by 70 per cent between now and 2041.

Parks, reserves and leisure centres ($27.34 million) Hume intends to, amongst other initiatives:

• complete Craigieburn Park, which shall accommodate a large aquatic and leisure centre, athletics track, play space, and parklands;
• install a warm water pool as part of upgrades to Sunbury Aquatic and Leisure Centre; and
• add new equipment to playgrounds throughout Hume.

Community buildings ($10.75 million) Hume intends to, amongst other initiatives:

• commence the redevelopment of the Broadmeadows Town Hall, so that it offers a modern hall for functions, and business space that can help to create local jobs;
• plan a new state-of-the-art library and learning centre, to be located at Macedon Street in Sunbury;
• upgrade the pavilion at the 50 year old DS Aitken Reserve in Craigieburn;
• complete a pavilion for oval 1 at Greenvale Recreation Reserve, and design a pavilion for oval 2; and
• construct club rooms at the Sunbury Lawn Tennis Club.

Land for the community’s future benefit ($12.25 million) Hume intends to acquire land:

• that can accommodate a sporting oval and a multi-purpose community centre at the Greenvale Gardens Estate;
• for a new Council depot at Craigieburn, one of Australia’s fastest growing suburbs; and
• that can add more car parking to the central area of Broadmeadows, to assist shoppers and local businesses.

Roads and streets ($10.24 million) Hume intends to, amongst other initiatives:

• create indented parking bays on narrow streets in suburbs like Roxburgh Park, to support local residents;
• reseal and resurface roads across the municipality;
• widen sections of Wildwood Road in Wildwood, between Gellies Road and Konagaderra Road; and
• upgrade Bourke Street in Bulla.

Footpaths and cycleways ($4.94 million) Hume intends to, amongst other initiatives:

• upgrade broken or disjointed footpaths in many parts of the municipality; and
• construct Meadowlink, which will extend from Seabrook Reserve to the heart of Broadmeadows.

Hume has assigned funding to create more car parking at Boardman Reserve in Sunbury, and further improve the streetscape of Sunbury’s town centre.

Council shall spend $3.5 million on essential resources, like IT systems, library materials, and new household bins.

It also intends to apportion $1.20 million to rehabilitate drains across Hume.

The 2016-17 Draft Budget and Draft Council Plan were presented to Council at its general meeting on Monday 9 May 2016.

People can comment on the proposed plan and budget, and submissions are welcome until Wednesday 8 June 2016.

Feedback should be made in writing to the Chief Executive Officer, Hume City Council, PO Box 119, Dallas VIC 3047 or via email@hume.vic.gov.au

Updated : 9:56 AM, 11 May 2016

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