Council Budget focused on outcomes for Casey community

Following a four-week public exhibition period, the City of Casey’s 2020/21 Budget and Strategic Resource Plan was adopted at a Council meeting on Tuesday 23, June along with the 2020/21 Council Action Plan.

This year, the City of Casey will manage a total budget of $536.7 million that is committed to supporting the communities’ economic recovery from COVID-19, while continuing to provide vital services and infrastructure for our rapidly growing municipality.

In 2020/21, our budget includes:

  • an operational investment of $405.1 million, which will see the provision of more than 60 services community wide, spanning from child, youth and family to aged and disability care
  • a Capital Works Program valued at 131.6 million, which will focus on the development of additional infrastructure, as well as the completion of more than 50 projects, which were commenced in the last financial year
  • a rate increase of 2.0 per cent, in line with the state-wide rate cap.

Community has their say

During the public exhibition period, we saw a record number of online interactions with the draft information, some of which was translated in other languages so more people could be involved. Over 2,900 visits to this page and and more than 300 surveys were submitted.

Of the key services Council is investing, the three services most important to our community were:

  • Building and Planning
  • Aged Care and Disability
  • Community Facilities and Participation

Residents also rated the following five action items in the Council’s Action Plan 2020/21 as the most important to their community and family:

  • To work with State and Federal Government to ensure major rail & transport upgrades deliver an integrated and reliable network.
  • Deliver paths and trails to improve connection.
  • Improve the local economy and create jobs.
  • Implement a comprehensive program in response to COVID-19 to support the community.
  • Deliver four new recreation reserves (Cranbourne North, Cranbourne East and Clyde North).

More information on the adoption of Council’s Budget 2020/21 is on the news page of Council’s website.

Budget news

Have your say

Formal submission form

CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

Written submissions under Sections 125, 129 and 223 of the Act on any proposal contained in the Draft Budget 2020/21 and Strategic Resource Plan 2020-24 must be made to Council within 28 days from the start of the exhibition period. The period for receipt of submissions will close at 5.00 pm on Wednesday 3 June 2020.

Submissions should be made on the online submission form below, emailed to link) or submitted by mail to:

Chief Executive Officer,

PO Box 1000,

Narre Warren, 3805

Any person who prepares a submission may also choose to speak to their submission in front of Council. Submitters may choose to be represented by a person acting on their behalf.

Submissions on the Draft Budget 2020/21 and Strategic Resource Plan 2020-24 will be heard at the Council Meeting on Tuesday 9 June 2020 commencing at 4:00 pm.

The name and suburb of all submitters will be included in the agenda and minutes of the 9 June 2020 Council Meeting.

Have your say for your chance to WIN!

CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

We’d like to hear from you about what is most important to you in our Draft Budget 2020/21 and Strategic Resource Plan 2020-24 and Draft Council Action Plan 2020/21.

These documents are guided by the City of Casey’s four-year Council Plan 2017-21(External link).

Under the Council Plan, the City of Casey has three key themes which guides the allocation of its budget to deliver community services, initiatives and projects. These themes are:

  • People Driven
  • Places to Prosper and
  • A High Performing Organisation.

To be eligible to go into the draw for one of five $100 Westfield vouchers you must complete the survey in full.

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