Serving every resident

For our families. For the future.  

Hume City Council will proudly continue to provide an extensive array of day-to-day services for every resident, to help support one of Australia’s fastest-growing and most diverse communities.

Council’s 2016-17 Draft Budget has allocated $115.19 million net to services, which represents a rise of $2.26 million.

The money will fund programs that help residents to keep fit, learn new skills, and live with dignity in their own homes.

It will enable Council to prune trees, sweep kerbs, and remove litter from parks, and make it possible for Hume to educate preschool children, enhance the local environment, and retrieve rubbish from homes and businesses.

Council’s services will assist families in every suburb, where officers shall inspect food outlets, mow parks and reserves, and reunite lost pets with their owners.

Hume City Council anticipates that it will:

• collect more than 42,000 tonnes of garbage, 16,000 tonnes of recyclables, and 5,100 tonnes of organics;
• undertake 10,200 hard rubbish collections, and remove enough hard rubbish to fill more than 13 Olympic swimming pools;
• eradicate 35,000 square metres of graffiti, sufficient to cover the MCG playing surface one and three-quarter times;
• provide 135,000 hours of home and community care, including personal care and property maintenance, and deliver 29,500 nutritious meals;
• facilitate 672,000 visits to libraries, present bilingual storytime sessions for 31,000 children and adults, and lend almost one million books and other items;
• offer preschool to 2,500 children and long day care to more than 600 children;
• support the health of our youngest residents with 25,629 vaccinations and 25,100 maternal and child health consultations;
• conduct learning programs for close to 28,000 participants and deliver the equivalent of 91,000 hours of tuition;
• register or renew the registration of 18,000 dogs and 5,600 cats;
• undertake about 878 inspections of food premises to ensure they are hygienic;
• make possible 689,000 visits to Hume’s three leisure centres, so that residents can utilise pools, gyms, indoor courts, and fitness classes; and
• present major events, like Hume’s Carols by Candlelight, Craigieburn Festival and Broadmeadows Street Festival, and sponsor events in Sunbury, so that more than 15,000 people can enjoy activities and entertainment, and get to know others in their neighbourhood.

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

Updated : 9:57 AM, 11 May 2016

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