Help shape Council’s Annual Budget 2020/21

Tell us what matters more to you and help shape Brimbank Council’s annual budget spend in 2020/21.

Council is seeking community feedback to inform the key priorities of the Council Annual Budget for 2020/21.   

Brimbank Mayor Cr Lucinda Congreve invited residents, traders and other stakeholders to have a say as Council plans its annual budget spend.

“Let us know what you think our priorities should be and help us plan future spending needs in the community.

“It’s imperative that we listen to what our residents and traders tell us is important as we plan our next annual budget.

“Just like your budget at home, planning a budget is about deciding on priorities and what’s important.

Council’s budget covers a range of important areas – including keeping our city safe, improving our environment, building our city, helping people and supporting health and happiness.

“Like other councils, we continue to face significant budgetary pressures and rely on the community’s feedback to help us make an informed decision on future spending needs across all these areas,” Cr Congreve said. 

Have a say by ranking the following priority areas:

  • Health and Happiness (Festivals, Arts and Culture, Parks, Leisure Centres)
  • Helping People (Family, Youth, Children, Aged, Disability and Libraries)
  • Building our City (Local Roads, Bicycle Lanes, Footpaths, Community and Sporting Facility Upgrades and Town Centres)
  • Improving our Environment (Waste Management, Street Cleaning, Graffiti Removal, Planting Trees)
  • Keeping our City Safe (Animal Management, Environmental Health, Food Safety, Building and Planning Approvals)

Consultation closes Sunday 17 November. There are many ways you can have your say.

Drop by any of the four listening posts held around Brimbank.

When

Where

Thursday 7 November, 6–8pm

Brimbank Central Shopping Centre, Cnr Neale and Station roads, Deer Park

Sunday 10 November, 11am– 1pm 

Derrimut Village Shopping Centre, 20 Mt Derrimut Road, Derrimut

Tuesday 12 November, 1.30–3.30pm

St Albans Community Centre, 33 Princess Street, St Albans

Friday 15 November, 6-8pm

Watergardens Shopping Centre, 399 Melton Hwy, Taylors Lakes

Provide online feedback at Shape the budget or fill in one of our postage-paid postcards available at Council centres. Tell us your priorities and you’ll enter the draw to win an iPad (details available online). Participate on Brimbank Council’s Facebook live discussion on Wednesday 13 November, 7-8pm.

What happens next?

Council will use the feedback to help prepare its annual budget 2020/21. The Draft Annual Budget 2020/21 will go out for consultation in early 2020.