Brimbank State and Federal Government Budget Forum 2020

Brimbank State and Federal Budget Forum 2020

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.

View report online.

Download a copy of the report.


Video recordings and slides from each presentation are provided below.

The Brimbank Perspective - Lynley Dumble, Brimbank City Council

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North and West Melbourne City Deal - Wade Noonan, WoMEDA

Watch Wade's presentation recording:

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North & West Melbourne City Deal Plan 2020-2040. West of Melbourne Economic Development Alliance.  Hon Wade Noonan, Executive Director WoMEDA

2020-21 State and Federal Budgets - Emma King, VCOSS

Watch Emma's presentation recording:

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State and Federal Budgets 2020-21. Emma King, CEO. VCOSS

All videos including the Q&A session can be found in this YouTube playlist

Fact Sheets

  1. Employment and Local Economy
  2. Education and Training
  3. Health, Wellbeing and Social Inclusion
  4. Support for Vulnerable Communities
  5. Gender Equity and Prevention of Violence Against Women
  6. Housing and Homelessness
  7. Transport and Connectivity
  8. Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability
  9. Key Assumptions

Download the full set of fact sheets (2MB)

    Additional Materials

    Federal Budget 2020-21 Overview

    Victorian State Budget News 

    VCOSS Guide to the Victorian Budget

    More Information

    If you have any questions please phone 9249 4812, or email

    This event is presented by Brimbank City Council in collaboration with the Brimbank Social Justice Coalition.

    Brimbank City Council Logo and Logo for Brimbank Social Justice Coalition featuring series of circles with the words Community Participation, Human Rights, Equity and Access. Tag line: Building a just and inclusive community.