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Draft Budget 2022-26, Community Infrastructure Plan and 10 Year Asset Plan now open for community feedback

02 May 2022

Have your say on 3 important documents: Draft Budget 2022-26, 10 Year Asset Plan and Draft Community Infrastructure Plan.

Draft Budget 2022-26

The draft budget is an important document that sets out how and what essential services and projects Council can fund in the coming year.

Some of the key highlights of the draft budget include:

  • $22.3 million Saxon Street Community Hub
  • Upgrading several kindergartens over the next 5 years totally $14.6 million – including Oak Park Kindergarten and Doris Blackburn in 2022/23.
  • $12.3 million for roads, carparks renewal and maintenance
  • $4.6 for new footpaths and bicycle paths
  • $3.5 for various A Park Close to Home projects including Service Street, Coburg and Cardinal Road, Glenroy and Frith Street, Brunswick.

Community feedback is open until 22 May.

View the Draft Budget and make an online submission.

10 Year Asset Plan

As part of the Imagine Merri-bek Engagement Program we have prepared a draft a 10 year Asset Plan for Merri-bek Council.

The 10 year Asset Plan is informed by our Community Vision and is a long term strategy to help us renew, expand or upgrade our community assets.

We want to continue to provide great facilities for our community to use, and also ensure our assets are well manged for future generations.

Community members are being invited to make a submission by completing our online survey. Open until Sunday 29 May.

View the 10 Year Asset Plan and make an online submission.

Draft Community Infrastructure Plan

Our Community Infrastructure Plan (CIP) guides Council’s planning and delivery of community infrastructure.

The CIP responds to increasing demand for community infrastructure in Merri-bek because of our growing and changing population.

The 5 community infrastructure categories at Merri-bek:

  • Arts and culture
  • Community spaces
  • Early Years, Children, and Young People
  • Education and Learning
  • Aquatic, Leisure and Recreation

Community members are being invited to make a submission on the Draft Community Infrastructure Plan until Sunday 22 May.

View the Community Infrastructure Plan and make an online submission.