Road map to make positive difference

Hume City Council has unveiled a total of 119 actions which it will undertake in the next financial year to deliver the services, facilities, and infrastructure for one of the most vibrant, diverse and fastest growing municipalities in Australia.

The activities were unveiled and endorsed as part of the Draft Council Plan 2013-2017 (2015/2016 Actions) at a general meeting of Council on Monday 11 May 2015.

Hume Mayor, Councillor Adem Atmaca, said the priorities represented Council’s commitment to making a positive difference for those who live, work and learn in Hume.

“This document is our road map and it strikes the right balance in ensuring we deliver the services, facilities and infrastructure that families and businesses need today, while planning for future generations,” Cr Atmaca said.

“The Council Plan includes a number of actions as part of Together 3047, which supports some of Hume’s most vulnerable people and boosts the appearance of the neighbourhoods they live in.

“We’ll expand traineeship, work placement and mentoring support programs, to re-engage young people and disadvantaged groups through improved access to education and employment pathways and opportunities.

“Council will ensure our young people have the best start to life, and we’ll review and implement changes to our preschool and long day care services in order to provide first-class early years education.

“Health and wellbeing will also be a core priority for Hume, and Council will invest in major leisure facilities, like the Hume Regional Hockey Centre and Greenvale Recreation Centre.”

Hume has consistently consulted residents on their priorities for Council and this feedback has assisted in the development of the Draft Council Plan 2013-2017 (2015/2016 Actions).

The actions have been aligned to the five key themes that were identified in Council’s long-term strategic document, Hume Horizons 2040:

  • a well-educated and employed community;
  • a healthy and safe community;
  • a culturally vibrant and connected community;
  • a sustainably built and well-maintained City with an environmentally aware community; and
  • a well-governed and engaged community.

Cr Atmaca said Hume would continue to advocate in support of these core themes, on behalf of all residents.

“Our community deserves the very best and we are determined to ensure that our residents’ voices are heard in all levels of government,” he said.

“Council will continue to advocate for improved services and funding for major projects and programs that enhance services and facilities for our community.

“The next 12 months presents Council with some significant opportunities and challenges, but our history of delivering on our commitments is well documented and the year ahead will be no different.”

The Draft Council Plan 2013-2017 (2015/2016 Actions) and Draft Council Budget 2015/2016 may be accessed here and copies are also available for viewing during normal business hours at:

  • Broadmeadows Customer Service Centre, 1079 Pascoe Vale Road, Broadmeadows;
  • Craigieburn Customer Service Centre and Craigieburn Library, Hume Global Learning Centre, Craigieburn, 75-95 Central Park Avenue, Craigieburn;
  • Sunbury Customer Service Centre, 40 Macedon Street, Sunbury; and
  • The Age Library, Hume Global Learning Centre, Broadmeadows, the Tullamarine, Sunbury and Gladstone Park Libraries, and the Mobile Library.

Any person may comment on the draft documents and Council will accept written submissions until Wednesday 10 June 2015.

Submissions should be addressed to Mr Domenic Isola, Chief Executive Officer, Hume City Council, PO Box 119, Dallas VIC 3047.

Updated : 9:30 AM, 15 May 2015

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