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It’s been two years since the City of Casey undertook our largest community engagement campaign – Shape Your City - to inform Casey’s long-term Community Vision, current Council Plan and long-term Financial Plan.

Our Council Plan and key strategic documents brings to life the feedback we received during the initial Shape Your City engagement campaign and sets out how we work with our community, key stakeholders, community groups, surrounding municipalities and other levels of government to achieve the best outcomes for the Casey community.

Now mid-way through the current Council Plan term, we are checking-in with the community to understand what Council services are important to you and your family now and into the future.

To make it easy, we’ve created an interactive budgeting tool to help gather information about what services you would like us to prioritise.

You have 100 ‘points’ to allocate to our key service areas. Each choice will cost you 20 points and you can make up to five selections.

To ensure Council services continue to meet the needs and aspirations of our local community, we also encourage you to have your say in the survey below.

By completing Part 1 (survey) and Part 2 (budgeting tool), you will go in the draw to win a $500 or one of two $250 Eftpos vouchers.

We'll also be out and about in Casey talking to community and seeking feedback at local events in Tooradin, Doveton, Berwick, Cranbourne East and Lynbrook. View the Key Dates below for details.

Consultation closes Sunday 30 October 2022.

Go in the draw to win eftpos vouchers!

To be in the draw, complete Part 1 (survey) and Part 2 (budget tool) of the engagement below.

To help inform your feedback please read through the information on Council’s 9 key service areas.

Service categories

Includes

  • Waste - e.g residential waste collection, hard waste
  • Sustainability & environment - e.g bushland reserves, trees, landfill management, climate change
  • Water - e.g drains, stormwater management, flood plain management

Find out more about Our environment

Includes

  • Roads e.g. local road network, street landscaping, nature strips
  • Parking e.g. parking permits, parking infringements
  • Paths & trails e.g. footpaths, walking tracks, bicycle tracks, equestrian trails

Find out more about Our transport network & infrastructure

Includes

  • Sport & leisure - e.g sports grounds and stadiums, leisure facilities, support for sports clubs, bmx tracks and skate parks, programs and activities
  • Parks & open spaces - e.g playgrounds, parks, public land use permits

Find out more about Our sport & recreation

Includes

  • Child, Youth & Family - e.g maternal child health, kindergartens, playgroups, youth centres, counselling support
  • Ageing & all-abilities - e.g meals on wheels, disability access and support, help with understanding NDIS, Positive Ageing Festival, activities to support older people stay independent for longer
  • Community connection, health & well-being e.g aboriginal engagement and reconciliation, gender equity and family violence prevention, community grants
  • Community safety - e.g graffiti management, local laws, emergency management, school crossings, disease prevention, public health education

Find out more about My family & community

Includes

  • Arts & culture - e.g arts facilities, libraries, exhibitions, performances, supporting growth of arts in Casey
  • Tourism destinations & events - e.g Bunjil Place, Wilson Botanic Park, Myuna Farm, Old Cheese Factory, festivals

Find out more about Our arts & culture

Includes:

Animal management and registration – e.g pet registrations, lost and found pets, animal shelters, animal pound, animal foster care

Find out more about My pets & animals

Includes:

  • Economic development & investment e.g growing local economy, attracting employment industries to Casey, employment support for jobseekers
  • Business support e.g mentoring, training and events for businesses

Find out more about My business & employment

Includes:

  • Land use strategy e.g strategic land use planning to maximise community benefits, revitalising underutilised land
  • Building & planning e.g planning applications, subdivisions, building regulation

Find out more about Our property & planning

Includes:

  • Assets e.g ensures infrastructure and capital works meet community needs
  • Communications & marketing e.g social media, local news, the Casey catch-up monthly newsletter, Casey branding, Casey Conversations, community advocacy, and community engagement
  • Customer e.g customer service, website
  • Finance e.g Council budget, rates, supporting those experiencing financial hardship
  • Partnerships & procurement e.g contract management, tenders
  • Governance & risk e.g Council meetings, ensures Council maintains good governance practices, Freedom of Information requests
  • People e.g employment and employee relations for Council
  • Organisational planning & performance e.g developing and monitoring achievement of actions in the Council Plan and Annual Action Plan
  • Information technology e.g information technology supporting customer interactions, online payments and online registrations, cyber security to ensure safe online customer interactions and transactions, easy access to information and open data
  • Innovation & change e.g smart parking sensors, innovation and trials to find solutions making it easier to access services and information

Find out more about My Council

How is the budget spent?

Our main sources of income are rates and government grants. Our rates provide essential funds for Council to improve and deliver projects and services important to you.

For the 2022/23 financial year, Council has prepared a budget of $558.64 million.

Through the budget Council is allocating:

  • $42 million towards child, youth and family services
  • $51 million towards waste management
  • $22 million towards community connections and health and wellbeing
  • $19 million toward road maintenance
  • $12 million towards sports and leisure

And through the Capital Works Program we are directing:

  • $29.1 million into roads
  • $4.5 million into footpaths and cycleways
  • $10.8 million into drainage
  • $50.1 million into recreational, leisure and community facilities
  • $4.6 million into parks, open space and streetscapes
  • $12 million investment into business and digital transformation to improve our customers’ experience

The chart below shows how many dollars will be spent on each service area for every $100 spent.

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Part 2: What services are most important to fund?

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We would like to understand which Council services are important to you. Please read each service area carefully and indicate which services you would like to fund using the Budgeting Tool. This will allow us to assess the community’s preferences and priorities to inform decision making around the creation of next year’s budget.
Your remaining points:

Our sport & recreation

20 pts

Our sport & recreation

  111 Supports (15%)

Our transport network & infrastructure

20 pts

Our transport network & infrastructure

  123 Supports (17%)

Our environment

20 pts

Our environment

  118 Supports (16%)

My Council

20 pts

My Council

  27 Supports (4%)

My pets & animals

20 pts

My pets & animals

  54 Supports (7%)

My business & employment

20 pts

My business & employment

  54 Supports (7%)

My family & community

20 pts

My family & community

  119 Supports (16%)

Our arts & culture

20 pts

Our arts & culture

  66 Supports (9%)

Our property & planning

20 pts

Our property & planning

  73 Supports (10%)