Council 2018/19 Budget adopted

Published on 28 June 2018

Melton City Council has adopted the 2018/19 Budget.

Through the Budget, Council has committed to the ongoing delivery of services to the community with a budget of $134 million.

Council invited residents to provide feedback once the Draft Budget was released in March. This was in addition to comprehensive community consultation in 2017.

A number of items have since been added to the Budget, including an increase to the rates rebate for eligible pensioners to $75. This brings the total reduction to $349.40 when coupled with savings from the State Government rebate.

Council will continue to invest in new and renewal infrastructure projects totalling $77.82 million, including roads ($17.15 million); bridges ($4.71 million); recreational, leisure and community facilities ($24.72 million); footpaths and cycle ways ($1.15 million); parks, open space and streetscapes ($897,000); public art ($90,000) and other assets ($3.58 million).

Some highlights include the female change room upgrade program ($900,000); design and construction City Vista sporting ovals, tennis and netball courts, and pavilion ($2.9 million); completion of Caroline Springs Leisure Centre redevelopment and construction of Sub-regional Tennis Facility ($2.7 million); design and construction of Weir Views Park and Wetlands ($690,000); Arnolds Creek Playground ($300,000); Hannah Watts Park ($850,000); design and construction of Fraser Rise ($4 million) and Aintree ($2.58 million) Children’s and Community Centres; design and construction of Kurunjang Neighbourhood House ($2.42 million); and redevelopment of Macpherson Park Regional Facility ($5.9 million). 

Another addition to the Budget resulting from community feedback is the construction of a toilet block at Lake Caroline.

To read the 2018/19 Budget see: melton.vic.gov.au/budget1819