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