Council's 2019-20 Adopted Budget

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The City of Casey’s 2019/20 Budget funds Council’s largest ever Capital Works Program (CWP) and supports the delivery of 66 important services to the community.

Following a four-week community consultation period where residents were invited to view and have their say on the draft budget, Council adopted the final budget at a Council meeting on Tuesday 18 June 2019, along with the revised Council Plan 2017-21 and Annual Action Plan 2019/20.

Through financially responsible budgeting, Council has been able to continue its strong investment in the necessary projects and services for Casey’s large and rapidly growing community. It includes:

  • A $151.5 million CWP to deliver more than 330 infrastructure projects across Casey, in both our new and growing communities as well as our established suburbs.
  • A $344.8 million operating budget that provides funding to deliver 66 core services to the community
  • A rates increase of 2.5% in line with the State Government rate cap.
  • The budget funds the priorities aligned with our 2017-21 Council Plan and supports Council to continue to work towards delivering on our vision of creating Australia’s most liveable city.

The City of Casey’s 2019/20 Budget funds Council’s largest ever Capital Works Program (CWP) and supports the delivery of 66 important services to the community.

Following a four-week community consultation period where residents were invited to view and have their say on the draft budget, Council adopted the final budget at a Council meeting on Tuesday 18 June 2019, along with the revised Council Plan 2017-21 and Annual Action Plan 2019/20.

Through financially responsible budgeting, Council has been able to continue its strong investment in the necessary projects and services for Casey’s large and rapidly growing community. It includes:

  • A $151.5 million CWP to deliver more than 330 infrastructure projects across Casey, in both our new and growing communities as well as our established suburbs.
  • A $344.8 million operating budget that provides funding to deliver 66 core services to the community
  • A rates increase of 2.5% in line with the State Government rate cap.
  • The budget funds the priorities aligned with our 2017-21 Council Plan and supports Council to continue to work towards delivering on our vision of creating Australia’s most liveable city.
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  • Casey council's website covers issues from digital technology to rubbish recycling ,but not a word is said about Casey council's plans to spend up to $50,000 on trips to China and rising to a possible $620,000 to be spent on additional trips to China in future years.But NO EVIDENCE has been offered by Casey to substantiate any economic benefits to ratepayers from any junkets to China or elsewhere. If Casey's junkets to China are so positive for ratepayers and residents why are we all told about it on Casey's website?

    JohnFourOaksWard asked 6 months ago

    City of Casey’s China Engagement Strategy document is currently undergoing refinement after Council resolved, at its meeting on 19 March 2019, to establish a two tiered approach to focus on partnership opportunities across 1. business and investment as well as 2. culture and education. Once the document is finalised it will be uploaded to City of Casey’s website.

    Any international travel is the subject of consideration by Council, subject to demonstration of benefits to the community.  Under Regulation12(a) of the Local Government (General) Regulations 2015, Council is required to make available for public inspection: “Details of overseas or interstate travel (with the exception of interstate travel be land for less than 3 days) undertaken in an official capacity by Councillors or any member of Council staff in the previous 12 months, including the name of the Councillors or members of Council staff and the date, destination, purpose and total cost of the overseas or interstate travel, including accommodation costs.”

  • Can you please advise what community renewable energy projects Casey council is involved in ?

    JohnFourOaksWard asked 6 months ago

    The City of Casey is working with the South East Council Climate Change Alliance in a regional approach to incorporate Community renewable energy through development of a Zero Emission Strategy (ZESt).

    Council officers are investigating solar bulk buy opportunities for the City of Casey. This includes consideration of possible solar funding models including public private partnerships, government grants and partners to provide large scale solar installations and battery storage.  We have engaged Iron Bark Sustainability to establish a community emissions profile for the City of Casey. This will inform future decisions about investment into community renewable projects.

    The City of Casey has one of the highest uptake rates of solar energy installation in Victoria. One in five properties in the City or over 20,000 dwelling have some form of solar installed.


  • Please advise who Casey council plans to enter into contracts with to convert its operations to renewable energy in future ?

    JohnFourOaksWard asked 6 months ago

    Council has committed to Procurement Australia’s Power Purchase Agreement to procure renewable electricity for 100% of its public lighting for the next 10 years.  This project is driven by Councils Emission Management Plan 2018-22 and will greatly support Councils goal of being carbon neutral in 2040.

    The full report dealing with the Procurement Australia Agreement is available on page 255 of the Council Meeting Agenda of 2 April 2019

    https://www.casey.vic.gov.au/sites/default/files-public/2019-04/Agenda%20-%20Council%20Meeting%20-%20Publilc%20-%2002-04-2019.pdf


  • Please advise how much money Casey council will spend on security contracts in 2019/20 Draft Budget Plan?

    JohnFourOaksWard asked 6 months ago

    In 2019/20, $1.1m is provisioned in the budget for security which is slightly higher than budget for 2018/19, and underpinned by increased service levels.


  • Please advise how much money will be spent in Casey's 2019/20 Draft Budget Plan on litigation ?

    JohnFourOaksWard asked 6 months ago

    Council does not specifically budget for litigation. There is a budget allocation for legal costs that form part of the budget of $2.3m which is slightly higher than budget for 2018/19 and includes costs across a range of issues including commercial and compliance matters. Any litigation costs that may arise in 2019/20 will be managed within available resources.


  • Hi there May i know please when will we get bus service and bus stop at the front of East estate, 280 Narrewarren cranbourne road, Cranbourne East as we all are requesting from last year to PTV for that?? There is already bus stop space provided by East estate. Thanks

    tanu asked 6 months ago

    The Department of Transport (DoT) is responsible for the long-term planning of Victoria's transport including future bus services and bus stops.

    Although this is not directly under the care and responsibility of the City of Casey, Council has been relentlessly advocating on behalf of its residents to improve public transport in Casey and has received over $1 billion in transport funding and commitments as a result of Council’s Commit to Casey Campaign.

    https://www.caseyconversations.com.au/committocasey

    New bus services and bus stops are dependent on State or Federal Government funding.

    As no funding commitment has been made, the DoT was unable to provide advice on the implementation timing of future bus services at the front of EAST Estate.

    If you wish to contact DoT directly, you can call the Department on 9655 6666 or via https://transport.vic.gov.au/contact-us.


  • I refer you to page 3 of today's Berwick Star News see " Tulliallan land tussle heads to VCAT compulsory hearing",by Andrew Cantwell. 1. Please advise how much money Casey council will pay developer Koann pty ltd out of the 2019/20 Draft Budget Plan to buy back the Tulliallan land that should have been covered by a Section 173 Agreement in 2014? 2. Please advise are there any other Court cases outstanding for Casey council that will impact its 2019/20 draft Budget Plan?

    JohnFourOaksWard asked 6 months ago

    Council is unable to comment on any matters that may be before the courts, be they current or future proceedings. Any matters that may give rise to a contingent liability will be disclosed in the Annual Report.

  • Why aren't Casey's ratepayers and residents offered the same opportunities at Budget time as provided by other councils? Yarra council is happy for its ratepayers and residents to interact with their mayor during a Special Budget Conversation With The Mayor" before budget submissions close,but not Casey council.Why?

    JohnFourOaksWard asked 6 months ago

    Each Council takes a different approach to community engagement on draft Budget documents.  Casey Conversations provides the opportunity for community members to ask a question at a time that is convenient for them.  The questions, and Council's responses, are published so that everyone has access to the same information.

    The contact details of all Councillors are available on Council's website and members of the community can contact their ward Councillor/s or the Mayor if they want to raise a specific issue.


  • Please advise what percentage of Casey council's infrastructure is powered by renewable energy at this point in time?

    JohnFourOaksWard asked 6 months ago

    Currently approximately 4.5 per cent of Council’s infrastructure is powered by renewable energy.  Through an increase in rooftop solar installations and a change in procurement processes this will increase to 71 per cent from July 2020.


  • Re my previous question about the expected increase in employee and senior management costs of 5.7% over the period 2019 - 2023 , is this due to bonuses and incentives paid to senior management or to some other cost factor ?

    JohnFourOaksWard asked 7 months ago

    The increase in employee costs over the four year period from 2019/20 to 2022/23 is affected by growth in service demand, an increase in the associated number of employees, and the provisions of the Enterprise Agreement. 

  • Can you please advise what is Casey's forecast income rate of growth expected to be as a percentage change each year over the next three years ?

    JohnFourOaksWard asked 7 months ago

    As per the draft 2019/10 Strategic Resource Plan, the total percentage increase in total income is as follows  

    ·  2018/19 to 2019/20: 8.9 per cent

    ·  2019/20 to 2020/21: 0.8 per cent

    ·  2020/21 to 2021/22: 3.8 per cent

    The variations are affected by the profile of grants and contributions.


  • 2.0 Budgeted Financial Statements 2019- 20 Income and expenditure statement June 2019- 2023 Employee costs are expected to increase from $8,104,023 to $8,566,016 an increase of approximately 5.7% But how can this data be called a "comprehensive" statement of costs when the salaries of Casey's senior executives are not included in the 2019/20 budget plan?

    JohnFourOaksWard asked 7 months ago

    All employee costs, including Council's senior officer salaries, are included in the employee costs line within the draft 2019/20 Budget.


  • Hello, I'm just wandering with all these new works being proposed, are any more parks going to be taken away from us like what happened when you built Bunjil place? How many trees are we going to lose to buildings and parking lots? And please no political stumbling around the question, just how much are we going to lose.

    Maggie asked 7 months ago

    The proposed Capital Works Program for 2019/20 has many projects that will involve extensions to existing buildings as part of the refurbishment and replacement program.  This may require a small expansion in the community building footprint which may then involve removal of some vegetation. 

    There are no projects of the size and scale of Bunjil Place that would involve conversion of public land into a building for community use.





  • Please advise what percentage of Casey's 2019/20 Budget Plan will be invested in protecting the community from Climate Change and Global Warming ? Thank you.

    JohnFourOaksWard asked 7 months ago

    Responding to climate change and global warming is not something that Local Government can do alone, it requires a coordinated approach from all levels of government.

    It is challenging to identify the share of the budget that specifically addresses climate change as there is expenditure across a range of services that seeks to address this, and other environmental, matters.

    The following services represent over 17 per cent of the operating budget. Please note that they deliver on a number of objectives, not just climate change and therefor there is a degree of subjectivity in making these assessments.

    The draft operating budget funds the following services that contribute towards meeting the challenges of climate change and other environmental concerns:

    • $3m for Environment & Conservation which includes various sustainability programs
    • $40m for Waste Management and Landfill Management, which contributes towards the sustainable management of City-wide waste through diversion of waste from landfill, recycling and initiatives such as energy generation from landfill gas, the introduction of electric collection vehicles and production of Processed Engineered Fuel from collected hard waste.
    • $17m for Parks & Open Space and Road Maintenance, including Council’s tree management and maintenance program.

    Additionally the City of Casey’s Capital Works Program includes $2.2m in 2019/20 for Reserve Tree Planting/ Bushland Development and Open Space improvement.  There is a further $12million investment over the next 10 years ($0.3million in 2019/20) towards an emissions reduction program related to the use of renewable energy.

    This investment – again contributing towards meeting a number of objectives – represents approximately 2 per cent of the capital works budget in 2019/20.





  • (1) Who takes responsibility for answering questions about Casey's Draft Budget Plan for 2019/20 because all the replies are unsigned ? (2) Casey council or its contractors have planted trees near driveways in some neighbourhoods which have impacted on homes and caused cracking and humps to occur. In one case termites made a home in a tree planted by Casey. Will Casey's budget rebate ratepayers forced to pay the cost of getting terminates destroyed due to trees planted by their staff or contractors?

    JohnFourOaksWard asked 7 months ago

    The manager of the responsible service area provides the response.  All responses are centrally coordinated through Council's Casey Conversations engagement platform.

    Council’s draft budget includes funding for the management of street trees to minimise any adverse impacts.  This includes proactive inspections every 3 years on all Urban Street Trees. 

    Qualified arborists inspect the trees and record any works or issues.  Proactive tree maintenance is completed as required which can include:

    ● Pruning to improve tree shape or structure

    ● Provide clearance from public infrastructure such as roadways, nature strips, footpaths 

    ● Provide clearance from private structures such as fences, houses, sheds and carports

    ● Other treatment as needed which may include watering and insect treatments

    The draft budget has provided for public and professional liability insurance coverage should a damages claim be proven against Council.

     


  • What plans are put in place for maintenance of facilities when the developers of the new estates move on. I’m concerned that a failure to ensure continuity of care for these areas will lead to them descending into ghettos.

    Shungu asked 7 months ago

    The draft budget includes funding to maintain the new areas of Casey.  When a new area is handed over to Casey from a developer, Council puts the area onto our regular inspection and maintenance program.  For example a local park will be mowed every three weeks, the new district playgrounds are inspected every two weeks, the streets are swept every six weeks and the footpaths are inspected every four years. 

    After a new estate is built there is a period that the developer continues to be responsible for the area.  A developer can be responsible for a local park for two years after the area is built before these areas are added to Council’s scheduled maintenance program.


  • CASEY COUNCIL'S 2019/20 BUDGET HAS A MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR BUDGET SURPLUS . But what evidence is there in this budget that it will impact in any way on the growing homelessness crisis in the south-eastern suburbs ? I have spoken to emergency accommodation and welfare agencies in this jurisdiction and they advise there are only 432 emergency accommodation places across Victoria. What plans does Casey have to provide affordable housing and provide assistance to homeless people ?

    JohnFourOaksWard asked 7 months ago

    Council is currently developing a Social and Affordable Housing strategy which will focus on matters pertaining to housing affordability for households on very low, low and moderate incomes; including the homeless, and households at risk of homelessness.  The strategy will inform Council’s vision, commitment to the issue and explore ways and mechanisms in which more affordable, attainable and appropriate housing can be facilitated within the City of Casey.

    Homelessness is a complex social issue that requires a coordinated approach from the many government and non-government agencies who are working to try and address the issue.  Council has established the Casey Cardinia Homelessness Network to facilitate collaboration with local services who are funded to offer the first response and work directly with those who are rough sleeping or have no fixed address. In addition we are working together, in a partnership approach, to investigate different options to try to address the different facets of this complex issue of homelessness.


  • Budgeting in business requires that ALL expenses and income receipts during a financial year be disclosed and calculated for auditing. This must include all salaries and wages by staff and management. But Casey council is in breach of this key budget principle by not recording all management salaries and incentives for the 2019/20 financial year in the current Draft Budget Plan. Does this suggest that Casey's management has another agenda and doesn't really respect basic budget principles?

    JohnFourOaksWard asked 7 months ago

    The draft 2019/20 budget documents prepared by the City of Casey are in accordance with the applicable legislative requirements and available local government guidance material. Consistent with those requirements, information on employee expenses is included as part of the Financial Statements in the Strategic Resource Plan and the Long Term Financial Plan, at a consolidated level. Individual salary information is not available in the budget documents.

  • DRAFT BUDGET PLAN for 2019/20 states Casey plans to spend $158.7 million on infrastructure from roads to sports fields. Many sports fields include important basic services such as showers , toilets, and kitchens. But they are not used regularly. Casey has a homeless crisis which cannot be solved by other community outfits or charities. So why cannot the homeless in Casey have access to these facilities until they find a home ?

    JohnFourOaksWard asked 7 months ago

    Thank you for your question and your idea, which would be challenging to develop into a workable, ongoing approach. Homelessness is a complex social issue that requires a coordinated approach from the many government and non-government agencies who are working to try and address the issue.  Council are working with local services who are funded to offer the first response, working directly with those who are rough sleeping or have no fixed address. In addition we are working together, in a partnership approach, investigating different options to try to address the different facets of this complex issue of homelessness. If you would like more information on the work we are doing please contact a member of the Inclusion and Wellbeing team here at Council.


  • I refer specifically to Casey council's Draft Budget Plan for 2019/20 which mayor Amanda Stapleton claims strengthens Casey's capacity to meet all of our challenges in the future. Casey council cannot be guided only by the 1989 Local Government Act. Councils must also engage with the Victorian Government's Climate Change of 2017 and the Paris Agreement of 2016. Where is the EVIDENCE in Casey's Draft Budget Plan for 2019/20 that Casey is engaged with Climate Change ?

    JohnFourOaksWard asked 7 months ago

    The budget incorporates and builds on Council’s proactive and collaborative approach including participation in Victoria’s TAKE2 Pledge, helping Victoria reach its ambitious target to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.

    This includes direct action and investment into renewable energy and ensuring the City’s assets are resilient to the projected impacts of climate change.

    The budget is in-line with City of Casey’s long-term goal of being carbon neutral by 2040 and becoming Australia’s Most Liveable City. The Emissions Management Plan 2018-22 was adopted by Council in June 2018. The Plan guides and supports the City toward the long-term goals of being carbon neutral and includes a prioritised investment action program over the next four years that is directly responding to the projected impacts of climate change.  Council’s Plan and budget incorporates ambitious evidence-based targets in-line with delivering economic, environmental and social benefits to ensure benefits are realised by the City.  At the end of FY2016/17 the City exceeded its 2012 Greenhouse Gas target reducing emissions by 24% below those produced in 2010/11. 


  • Dear Casey Team, the northern section of the Edrington Ward has been isolated from both its southern section and surrounding wards by years of poor planning and inadequate infrastructure. As local residents can attest to it can take half an hour in peak to get a few kilometres down Clyde Road. Based on the current draft residents in this area can look forward to a new playground and a "dog friendly space", while just down the road millions is being invested in community infrastructure that they have been cut off from. In absence of investment within this area and/or of investment to improve pedestrian, bicycle and motor vehicle access within and between wards, it would be great if the Casey Team could look into innovative ways of maximising the benefit of the existing community infrastructure. For example, entering into a shared access agreement with the state government to allow Berwick Secondary College access to Edwin Flack reserve would provide immediate benefit to families within this area, be at little or no cost to council other than time and potentially attract state government funding to this area in future.

    michaeln asked 7 months ago

    Council is balancing the need to improve existing facilities and deliver new facilities for its growing population.

    With respect to road connections Clyde Road is a State Government Arterial Roads.  While the road is not directly under the care and responsibility of the City of Casey, Council has been relentlessly advocating on behalf of its residents to reduce congestion in Casey and has received over $1 billion in transport funding and commitments as a result of Council’s Commit to Casey Campaign.

    Removal of the Clyde Road Level Crossing is included on the list of election commitments made by the State Government (https://www.caseyconversations.com.au/committocasey) that will assist in alleviating congestion around the area. This will improve the functionality of the road and pedestrian network in the area.

    Council has also been relentlessly advocating to the Federal Government and opposition to invest in much-needed vehicle and non-vehicle infrastructure including Clyde Road and Berwick Health and Education Precinct improvements. Residents concerned about congestion are encouraged to send their local politician an e-mail using https://www.caseyconversations.com.au/catch-up-with-the-outer-suburbs

    Regarding community infrastructure and Edwin Flack Reserve, Council owned facilities include the AFL/Cricket oval, netball courts, athletics track, lawn bowls, and we currently have a joint use agreement with Berwick Secondary College for the hockey pitch and single court stadium. There is fitness equipment at the reserve and a new playground will be built as outlined in the draft Budget. In recent years the athletics track was converted to a synthetic surface and the hockey pitch synthetic surface replaced. A range of other minor works have also been completed to complement these projects.

    Council will develop a master plan for Edwin Flack Reserve during 2019/20 which will consider improvements to the existing infrastructure, including the school sporting facilities. Community consultation will be held to gather ideas for the reserve and the College will be involved in the process. A draft master plan will be presented to Council which will outline investment options for consideration in future budget cycles.

  • Please advise what Casey's Budget surplus ( underlying or otherwise) will be for 2019/20 and how it will increase over the next five years ? Does Casey plan to review its present management and CEO model in 2019/20 with a view to making it more transparent efficient ?

    JohnFourOaksWard asked 7 months ago

    A budgeted operating surplus of $120.6 million is estimated for 2019/20, with corresponding estimated surpluses of $111.1 million in 2020/21, $111.7 million in 2021/22, $111 million in 2022/23, $101.9 million in 2023/24 and $111.6 million in 2024/25. Supporting details are available in the Long Term Financial Plan as part of the downloadable budget pack on the website (please refer to page 64).

    The City of Casey management and organisation structure is made available on the Council website (https://www.casey.vic.gov.au/our-executive-team) and the structure is reviewed to ensure that it is fit for purpose, transparent and efficient.


  • Speed control on Broad Oak drive and Linsell Blvd. Excessive speeding will cause deaths. When is the Council going to do so about this serious problem? Speed Humps could be laid. People picking up their school children on Broad Oak Drive are constantly put in danger. Why wait for a fatality to occur first?

    Bryan and asked 7 months ago

    Traffic surveys have previously been conducted along Broad Oak Drive, Cranbourne East. The assessment of Broad Oak Drive has identified that some vehicle speeds are higher than desirable, however traffic volumes are typical for a road of this nature. 

    Broad Oak Drive is listed in Council's Local Traffic Management (LTM) Program however the most recent assessment shows that this road does not currently meet the minimum intervention level required by Council for the consideration of traffic calming devices at this time.

    The road however remains listed in the future LTM Program and will continue to be reviewed each year together with all other locations across Casey.

    Linsell Boulevard operates as a secondary arterial road that serves as a higher order function in the road network with a current daily traffic volume in the order of 17,000 vehicles per day. Traffic calming devices such as speed humps are not considered suitable on higher order roads such as Linsell Boulevard given the significant traffic volumes, both local and regional, that use these secondary arterial roads.

    The speed limit on Linsell Boulevard was previously reduced from 70km/h to 60km/h in accordance with the VicRoads Speed Zoning Guidelines and Casey Highway Patrol regularly undertake speed monitoring and enforce as appropriate.


  • Casey's 2019/20 Draft Budget Plan is not really transparent because it (1) doesn't make any effort to disclose how much ratepayers' money is being used to pay the new CEO at Casey- Glenn Patterson. Can you please advise now how much Glenn Patterson will be paid? (2) During the 2018/19 financial year Councilors have been planning overseas trips to various destinations including China. please advise the estimated cost that any planned overseas trips ( by Councilors,management or the Casey CEO ) will cost ratepayers in 2019/20?

    JohnFourOaksWard asked 7 months ago

    Individual salary information is not available in the budget. Senior Officer Remuneration is disclosed in the Annual Report at the end of each Financial Year in line with financial reporting guidelines.  

    The current planned international travel for the City of Casey in 2019/20 – as reported to Council on 19 March 2019 – relates to the China Engagement Strategy:

    • July 2019, Art and Culture delegation plus Sichuan Youth Music Festival - $5,000 per person plus $800 each for up to two performers
    • November 2019, Trade and Business Delegation - $5,000 per person

    It is likely up to three or four delegates would take part in each trip to China.

    International travel is approved for Councillors and staff when attendance at international locations will deliver benefit to the City of Casey, including through learnings gained. Under Regulation12(a) of the Local Government (General) Regulations 2015, Council is required to make available for public inspection: “Details of overseas or interstate travel (with the exception of interstate travel be land for less than 3 days) undertaken in an official capacity by Councillors or any member of Council staff in the previous 12 months, including the name of the Councillors or members of Council staff and the date, destination, purpose and total cost of the overseas or interstate travel, including accommodation costs.”

    The travel register is locating at this website in PDF format and updated quarterly

    https://www.casey.vic.gov.au/make-freedom-of-information-request 

    Members of the public can also make an appointment to view the register in person. 

    Any other international travel will be the subject of consideration by Council, subject to demonstration of benefits to the community.


  • The office of the minister for the environment,Lilly D'Ambrosio ,advises the Victorian government ,has given all Victorian councils a share in $37 million to stabilize the states growing waste and recycling problems. How much was given to Casey council by the Andrews government to help it deal with the increasing cost of a waste and recycling? Moreover, (1) what recycling methods are being used by Casey's waste contractors or is all the waste going back into landfill? (2) Are any of Casey's waste contractors storing the waste and rubbish they collect in this municipality?

    JohnFourOaksWard asked 7 months ago

    The total amount of funding provided to the City of Casey through the State Government Temporary Relief Funding Arrangements was $537,540. This was based on the tonnes of recyclable material collected between 1 March 2018 to 30 June 2018. This funding was passed on to the recycling contractor to cover services provided for that period of time only. There is currently no equivalent State funding in 2019/20. Note the full impact of the price increases are around $3 million per annum.

    Recycling collected from households in the City of Casey is taken to a transfer facility in Hallam where it is consolidated into larger vehicles (walking floors) before being taken to recycling facilities in Laverton and Coolaroo. There it is sorted at a Materials Recycling Facility which has been upgraded to ensure material is suitable for sale in local and overseas markets. Mixed plastics are further sorted to ensure the product meets the strict quality standards imposed by the Chinese National Sword policy.

    Some material was sent to landfill while the recycling facilities were unavailable, however all three facilities are back online so recycling is not being sent to landfill.

    None of Casey's waste contractors are storing the waste and rubbish they collect in this municipality.


  • i am looking for information regarding Project 525, where do I find this detail?

    J asked 7 months ago

    The Lynes Road equestrian connection project creates a new 3.4 km equestrian granitic trail and signage from Lynes road to Tooradin Station Road to connect to the existing trail along McCulloch Road and proposed trails in Hardys Road and Western Contour Drain. You can also click on the Draft 2019/20 Capital Works Program Project Map found on the Casey Conversations page, click on See Table then on ID Project 525 which will show you the location of the project on the aerial map.

  • Dear Casey Council Team, In the draft budget, I don't find any mention or an update of the proposed Clyde Major Town Centre which is part of the Cyde Creak PSP. Is the Urban Design Framework (UDF) finalised? Thank you

    manojmathew29 asked 7 months ago

    The Clyde Major Town Centre Urban Design Framework is well progressed.  A Draft Urban Design Framework was advertised to affected landowners, government agencies and services authorities in June 2018.  Council is currently working with the Applicant, affected landowners and the Victorian Planning Authority to finalise the Clyde Major Town Centre Urban Design Framework and prepare supporting legal agreements.  It is expected that the Urban Design Framework will be finalised in mid-2019.


  • When are you connecting Glasscocks road to Narre warren Cranbourne road? We have lot of problem while passing through residential areas. they also have to face lot of traffic. Why it is not appearing in your 2017-2021 programme? Why are you neglecting such an important road?

    Rikesh asked 7 months ago

    Glasscocks Road is planned to be a future arterial route connecting effectively from Officer through Casey into the Dandenong South Employment area.  At present there a several sections still to be completed.

    The section of Glasscocks Road between Narre Warren Cranbourne Road and The Promenade sits across land currently operating as a market garden.  Delivery of the road through this section will have significant impacts on the operation of the market garden and as such it is  unlikely to be delivered until this land comes up for development.  No time frame can be given for when this will occur.

    Council has been able to secure the land required for the section between Sherwood Road and South Gippsland Highway and is now in the delivery phase of this project.  The section from South Gippsland Highway to Western Port Highway will require a grade separated crossing of the Cranbourne Railway and Council, with the City of Greater Dandenong, has been advocating for a State Commitment to the delivery of this section.


  • Hello, I would like to find out more information about the details of the following projects, listed in the Casey Draft Budget 2019-20: - Timbarra Children's Centre, Building Renewal - Timbarra Estate Tree Removals - Parkhill Drive, development of dog friendly spaces - Wilson Botanic Park, digital signage AND botanic report Thanks for your assistance

    gregoryconnect asked 7 months ago

    Council undertakes regular audits of its facilities to identify required renewal and improvement works to ensure the highest quality of the asset and service delivery. The Timbarra Children's Centre, Berwick project includes the renewal of existing kindergarten space, amenities and entries to meet building and accessibility guidelines and external works to renew outdoor play areas and sections of the roof to the main building.

    The Timbarra Estate Tree project is an annual program which includes the removal and remedial maintenance of inappropriate, under-performing, dead, diseased, dying or hazardous trees within the Timbarra Estate to address residents liveability concerns.

    The Parkhill Drive, development of dog friendly spaces project will include features such as fence, water tub, double gates, waste bins, and other elements according to Council's Dog Friendly Space Policy. For more information about the Policy you could go to https://www.casey.vic.gov.au/policies-strategies/dog-friendly-spaces-policy on Council's website.

    The Wilson Botanic Park  digital signage project includes the installation of digital sign at entrance to the park to advertise Council and park events, provide information on parking availability and select community programs.

    The Wilson Botanic Park - Implementation of Botanic Report project is an annual program to enhance and conserve rare and threatened plant collections within the park while providing increased biodiversity and resilience of vegetation.


  • When is the council going to plant some greenery along the newly completed Evans Road, as it looks very barren and plain, so e street scaping would I prove the area and help lower the surrounding ambient temperature in the hot summers and would also encourage bird life into the area, especially as so many trees ha e been removed to allow for residential buildings

    Shazmuc asked 7 months ago

    Council is limited in what can be planted along this section of Evans Road due to the significant amount of below ground infrastructure or clear zones from traffic. Following the ultimate road alignment, tree planting opportunities will be investigated considering the above and below ground infrastructure and any offset requirements from the roadway.


  • Dear Casey Team, In regards to draft budget, why is there no importance nor allocation of funds for creating employment zones to attract business into our area?

    manojmathew29 asked 7 months ago

    Zones set aside for specific employment uses are designated by the State Government in precinct structure plans. Facilitating the creation of local jobs remains one of Council’s top priorities. Funding is allocated to attract investment into these identified employment zones as well as support existing local businesses to grow and employ more people.


  • Dear Casey Team, I live in Belmond Estate in Clyde, the Ballarto road adjacent to my estate which connects to the south Gippsland Highway is a dirt road, my query is the below proposed project mentioned in Balla Balla ward cover till my Belmond Estate? If yes, by when will we get a proper sealed road? Project Identified: Commence second stage (stage 2 of 3) of road construction works to Ballarto Road, between South Gippsland Highway and Casey Fields Boulevard, Cranbourne East ($1.5m)

    manojmathew29 asked 7 months ago

    Ballarto Road (Stage 2 of 3) - South Gippsland Highway to Casey Fields Blvd. is scheduled to be delivered over the next 3 years starting in 2019/20 at a total estimated cost of $7 million.

    The section of road sealing which takes in the Belmond Estate is Stage 3 of 3 Ballarto Road – (Casey Fields Blvd. to Clyde Five Ways Road) which is currently proposed in Casey's forward indicative capital works plan commencing in 2021/22 and expected to be completed by 2023/24 at a total estimated cost of $12.8 million.