The Brimbank State and Federal Budget Forum was held on Thursday 10 December 2020. It provided an opportunity to assess the 2020-21 State and Federal Budgets against Council’s own priorities and the current and anticipated needs of our residents. Special guests Wade Noonan (West of Melbourne Economic Development Alliance) and Emma King (Victorian Council of Social Service) set the scene, before participants engaged in small group discussions to explore local funding, program and advocacy opportunities.
Forum Outcomes Report
The Forum Outcomes Report provides an overview of the event, including guest speakers and outcomes from small group discussions. The outcomes of the Forum will inform Council’s advocacy priorities and opportunities to partner with other organisations within Brimbank. It will also help shape priorities for other Council planning, including updates to the COVID-19 Response and Recovery Strategy and the development of the Council Plan 2021-25.
Video recordings and slides from each presentation are provided below.
The Brimbank Perspective - Lynley Dumble, Brimbank City Council
Watch Lynley's presentation recording:
North and West Melbourne City Deal - Wade Noonan, WoMEDA
Watch Wade's presentation recording:
2020-21 State and Federal Budgets - Emma King, VCOSS
Watch Emma's presentation recording:
All videos including the Q&A session can be found in this YouTube playlist
- Employment and Local Economy
- Education and Training
- Health, Wellbeing and Social Inclusion
- Support for Vulnerable Communities
- Gender Equity and Prevention of Violence Against Women
- Housing and Homelessness
- Transport and Connectivity
- Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability
- Key Assumptions
This event is presented by Brimbank City Council in collaboration with the Brimbank Social Justice Coalition.