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Adoption of Budget 2018/2019 and Council Plan 2017-2021 Year 2

Thu 28 June, 2018

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Adoption of Banyule City Council’s Budget 2018/2019 and Council Plan 2017 – 2021 (Year 2)

At its meeting on Monday 25 June 2018, Banyule City Council resolved that the Budget 2018/2019 and Council Plan 2017-2021 (Year 2)  be adopted.

The 2018/2019 Budget sets the stage for a $47.19 million investment in capital works projects this financial year.

One of the Budget’s biggest new initiatives involves starting construction of Ivanhoe Library and Cultural Hub.

Banyule Mayor Cr Mark Di Pasquale said that adopting the 2018/2019 Budget means Council can upgrade ageing infrastructure and continue to deliver high quality services to the community.

“The 2018/2019 Budget just adopted by Council keeps Banyule on a steady course to deliver necessary services, a program of maintenance and improvements to ageing infrastructure,” he said.

“It will be very exciting to see the first stage of the new Ivanhoe Library and Cultural Hub begin,” he said.

Highlights of the 2018/2019 Budget are:

  • Stage one of Ivanhoe Library and Cultural Hub construction ($13.75m)
  • Drainage and irrigation improvements ($1.09m)
  • Improvements to footpaths, roads, carparks, bridges and other transport infrastructure ($7.16m)
  • Parks and gardens maintenance including sports park lighting ($6.56m)
  • Sports pavilion upgrade including construction of female friendly change rooms at several facilities ($1.56m)
  • Increased advocacy on the North East Link and other transport projects and development of plans for youth spaces, public spaces, energy, car parking and parklands ($6.51m)
  • Solar panels on community buildings to generate clean energy ($0.35m).

SIMON McMILLAN

Chief Executive Officer