Budget building the future of Hume through infrastructure and services

The completion of two of Hume City Council’s largest ever community infrastructure projects, Town Hall Broadmeadows and the Hume Global Learning Centre – Sunbury take centre stage as part of the Council Plan 2017–2021 (2019/20 Actions) and Budget 2019/20, endorsed on Monday 24 June.

This budget and Council Plan includes significant investment in community services; funding for the renewal of local roads and footpaths; the redevelopment and construction of new community centres; and sporting facilities all to benefit the entire community.

Mayor of Hume City, Councillor Carly Moore said the budget and Council Plan outline how Council will ensure Hume residents have access to great facilities and services into the future.

“The Council Budget and Council Plan recognises the needs of our community and will deliver $126.4 million worth of community services, a $9 million increase from 2018/19 plus $86.65 million in new capital works projects.

“This boost in investment in services will deliver a range of practical programs and services.  Over the next 12 months over 40,000 kilometres of local streets will be swept, 2,500 preschool children will enjoy early years education and our community will enjoy a host of vibrant and engaging events and activities.”  Cr Moore said.

The budget also commits:

  • $6.72 million for local road resurfacing and resealing across the City
  • $4 million for works on the Greenvale West Community Hub
  • $3.73 million for works on the Merrifield West Northern Community Hub in Mickleham
  • $3.33 million in footpaths and cycleways across the City
  • $2.4 million for works to upgrade and build new pavilions and
  • $2.2 million for the duplication of Roxburgh Park Drive

Cr Moore said local excitement is growing as both Town Hall Broadmeadows and the Hume Global Learning Centre – Sunbury near completion, but what is really exciting about these major construction projects is the services and opportunities they will deliver to our community for many years to come.

“The Town Hall Broadmeadows, home to Start North, will help businesses start up and scale up and the new Hume Global Learning Centre – Sunbury will be a dynamic facility that the Sunbury community have been eagerly awaiting,” Cr Moore said.

Both the Council Plan 2017–2021 (2019/2020 Actions) and Budget 2019/20 can be viewed at www.hume.vic.gov.au/budgetcouncilplan

 

Posted on 9:00 AM, 25 June 2019


Updated : 10:04 AM, 25 June 2019

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