Fact Sheet - SERVICES

Hume City Council’s Council Plan 2017-2021 (2019/2020 Actions) and Budget 2019/20 will see $126.38 million invested in services that support our community and make Hume City an even better place to live.

We’re investing to ensure that Hume residents have access to a range of programs that enhance their quality of life now and into the future.

In 2019/20, it is estimated that Hume City Council will serve the community by:

  • Keeping our city clean by mechanically sweeping more than 40,000 kilometres of streets and providing more than 13,000 hard rubbish collections – as well as removing dumped rubbish and graffiti. Council will also pick up over 46,000 tonnes of rubbish, 17,000 tonnes of recyclables and close to eight thousand tonnes of organics through kerbside rubbish collections.

  • Promoting health and wellbeing through great leisure facilities and recreation reserves. Our leisure centres are visited over 1.3 million times every year and Hume has some 1,990 hectares of open space – including world class AFL, tennis, cricket and soccer facilities, 70 sports fields and 300 playgrounds. Council also maintains hundreds of parks and gardens, 180,000 street trees and 40,000 reserve trees.

  • Encouraging lifelong learning through Hume Libraries and providing career opportunities through Hume Multiversity and Hume Joblink. Hume Libraries are visited by over 638,000 residents each year and provide over 3,400 educational programs to some 103,000 participants.

  • Providing early education to 2,560 preschool students as well as helping some 70,000 children to be confident learners by providing over 2,100 storytime, early literacy programs and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) programs in Hume Libraries.

  • Helping protect the health and safety of our community with 29,000 maternal and child health consultations, 25,000 immunisations, 95,500 hours of Commonwealth Home Support Program services (including personal care and property maintenance) and undertaking some 1,400 inspections of food premises to ensure safe handling of food.

  •  Delivering a range of events – including Craigieburn Festival, Broadmeadows Street Festival, a program of Summer Sessions Outdoor Movies and Music and Carols by Candlelight – to support a culturally vibrant and connected community.

Find out more by viewing the Council Plan 2017–2021 and the Budget 2019/2020.

Updated : 3:52 PM, 25 June 2019

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