City of Casey's 2020/21 Budget Adopted

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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

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 Highlights

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    2 months ago

    The 2020/21 Budget snapshot:

    • $536.7 million total budget to deliver for a community of more than 360,000 people
      • $405.1 million operating budget to support Council to provide 66 important services to the Casey community
      • $131.6 million CWP which funds much-needed community infrastructure from roads to sports fields
    • 2 per cent average general rate increase in line with the State Government rate cap and $12 increase in the standard waste charge. Based on the preliminary property valuations, which are waiting certification from by the Victorian Valuer General, the rates will increase by an average of $26.57.

    Budget highlights

    • $47.7 million to upgrade and deliver new leisure and recreational facilities
      • Commence construction of new district level soccer and cricket multipurpose community facilities at Tulliallan Estate, Cranbourne North ($9.4m)
      • Construction of new district level AFL, Cricket and Netball facilities at Botanic Ridge Eastern Playing Fields, Botanic Ridge ($7.8m)
      • Commence construction of a new local AFL and cricket facility at Bernley Gardens Estate, Berwick ($1.3m)
    • $44.4 million to improve Casey’s expansive road and path network
      • Continued constructions of Stage 1 Hardys Road intersection works, Clyde North ($9.6m)
      • Continue construction of Missens Road to Thompsons Road end, Cranbourne West ($3.25m)
      • Sealing of road shoulder along sections of Manks Road, Clyde ($442,070)
    • $43.2 million towards Child, Youth and Family services
      • Includes additional funding to keep up with growing demand for services such as kindergarten and Maternal and Child Health consultations
    • $17.7 million towards aged and disability services
      • Includes support to continue the distribution of essential services such as Meals on Wheels, volunteer transport and respite care
    • $8.5 million to upgrade and deliver new community facilities
      • Continued construction of a new Integrated Community Hub at Cranbourne West ($3.36m)
      • Commence construction of new Family and Community Centre at Elliston Estate, Clyde Village ($3.97m)
      • Commence design for new Family and Community Centre, Clyde Township ($208,000)
    • $3.5 million renewing Casey’s buildings
      • Building renewal and upgrade works at Strong Drive Children’s Centre, Hampton Park ($1.33m)
      • Commence renewal works at Cranbourne Senior Citizens Centre, Cranbourne ($457,410)
      • Commence renewal works at Clarendon Street Children’s Centre, Cranbourne ($299,940)


  • Insights from our community

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    about 2 months ago

    Check out the information collected from our 2020/21 Council Action Plan engagement, including who we spoke to, what they said and what is important to them.

  • Did you WIN one of five $100 vouchers?

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    2 months ago

    Thanks again for completing the survey to help guide the 2020/21 Council Action Plan.

    As promised, we have randomly selected five winners, each to receive a $100 Westfield voucher.

    The winners have been notified by telephone.

    Congratulations to the winners.

  • Thank you for your feedback!

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    2 months ago

    The consultation on the City of Casey Draft Budget 2020/21and Strategic Resource Plan 2020-24 and Draft Council Action Plan 2020/21 has now closed.

    Thank you for your feedback.

    Submissions will be heard at a Special Council Meeting on Tuesday 9 June 2020.

    Winners of the 5 x $100 Westfield vouchers will be announced on this page by COB Friday 5 June 2020. Stay tuned!


  • 2020/21 Capital Works Program – Project Map

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    3 months ago

    The Project Map identifies the location of specific infrastructure projects proposed in the City of Casey’s 2020/21 Capital Works Program. The program forms part of the 2020/21 Budget.

    To see the full list of projects proposed across the City of Casey check out the interactive project map. Best viewed using Chrome as your Internet browser.