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Draft Budget 2018/2019 and Council Plan 2017-2021 endorsed

Wed 11 April, 2018

More than $45 million is set to be invested in capital works projects in the City of Banyule following endorsement by Banyule Council on Monday night of its proposed Budget for 2018/2019.

The biggest new initiative in the Budget includes the start of Ivanhoe Library and Cultural Hub construction.

The proposed Budget has a total expenditure of just over $146 million and and underpins Council’s strong financial position while continuing to reduce its debt substantially.

Banyule Mayor Cr Mark Di Pasquale said the proposed Budget would ensure delivery of the Council Plan 2017-2021 (Year 2) and the range of services this city requires.

Highlights of the proposed Budget 2018/2019 are:

  • Capital works projects to upgrade infrastructure and facilities ($45.75 million)
  • Improvements to drainage and irrigation ($1.45 million)
  • Improvements to transport infrastructure including footpaths, roads, carparks and bridges ($6.88 million)
  • Parks and gardens maintenance including a focus on sports park lighting ($6.43 million)
  • Upgrade of sporting pavilions including construction of female-friendly change rooms at several facilities ($1.56 million)
  • Increased transport advocacy on the North East Link and other transport projects, and development of plans for youth spaces, public places, energy, car parking and parklands ($5.87 million)
  • Solar panels on Council buildings to generate clean energy ($1.2 million).

Both the proposed Budget 2018/19 and proposed Council Plan 2017-2021 (Year 2) are available for viewing online at shaping.banyule.vic.gov.au/councilplan and in hard copy at Council’s customer service centres in Greensborough, Rosanna and Ivanhoe.

Public submissions on the proposed Budget and proposed Council Plan are now open and will close at 5pm on Wednesday 9 May. Council will consider public submissions at a Council meeting on Monday 21 May at 7pm.