Council identifies priorities for State Budget consideration

Hume City Council has identified transport planning and infrastructure as key priorities for consideration in the lead up to the State Government’s budget for 2017/18.

Hume Mayor Councillor Drew Jessop said Hume City Council continued to work with and advocate to the State Government, to ensure the City received adequate support from the State Budget to meet the demands of a rapidly growing community.

“Council’s advocacy recently resulted in $6.12m from the State Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund, for local infrastructure projects, including the Sunbury Hume Global Learning Centre and Craigieburn’s Aston Recreation Reserve Development,” Cr Jessop said.

“We will continue this level of advocacy to ensure the State Government commits to supporting the community’s transport, education, health and well-being needs.

“One of Hume’s highest priorities is efficient transport planning and systems, through support for significant road projects such as the duplication of Craigieburn Road, Mickleham Road and Somerton Road.

“Council is also in communication with State Government departments to advocate for other Council priorities, including increased parking at Craigieburn and Sunbury train stations to meet increased commuter demand, and 22 new schools in the northern corridor over the next two decades.”

Hume City Council priorities

Roads

  • Somerton Road Duplication
  • Sunbury Road Duplication
  • Craigieburn Road Duplication
  • Mickleham Road Duplication
  • Bulla Bypass
  • Traffic lights at Gap Road and Horne Street, Sunbury
  • Outer Metropolitan Ring Road

Public transport

  • Additional parking at Craigieburn Railway Station
  • Additional parking at Sunbury Railway Station
  • Upgrade to the Broadmeadows Railway Station.

Education

  • New schools in growth areas Health
  • Securing funds to deliver the Craigieburn Health and Community Precinct Planning Project.

Regional/State/National

  • Funding for the continuation of Universal Access to preschool (remaining 5 hours of 15-hours preschool)
  • Funding for community and public infrastructure funding as outlined in the Northern Horizons, 50 year infrastructure strategy for Melbourne’s North report

Posted on 2:00 PM, 13 April 2017


Updated : 12:31 PM, 12 April 2017

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