The City of Casey has adopted its Annual Report 2018-19 at the Council Meeting on 15 October 2019.
The Annual Report is prepared each year to report on Council’s performance against the objectives identified in the Council Plan. The report forms a suite of documents that Council is required to produce under the Local Government Act 1989.
Presenting the report as a digital version to provide the community with a more user-friendly resource, the report includes an overview of organisation and governance processes; highlights of the organisation’s performance against the Council Plan objectives; and Financial Statements.
City of Casey Mayor Cr Amanda Stapledon said the report is an essential resource to reflect on the achievements from the previous year and communicate the progress of major projects.
“The Annual Report is an important document which allows us to transparently report on our progress against the Council Plan objectives. It’s a great way to acknowledge and celebrate what we have achieved,” she said.
“This year has been exciting, with some fantastic achievements, especially in our advocacy space as we saw the Commit to Casey advocacy campaign grow into one of the most successful campaigns in Victoria’s history.”
“From this, our community is now enjoying the benefits of numerous funding commitments, including much needed funding for Casey’s roads and the extension of Cranbourne’s Rail,” she said.
“All that we have achieved and are endeavouring to achieve, works towards our vision of making Casey Australia’s most liveable City.”
Other highlights include:
- In June 2019 Casey celebrated the completion of Casey Stadium’s major redevelopment, delivering a much-needed boost for indoor sports and making Casey Stadium a premier venue for indoor sport and recreation.
- Over $15 million was spent redeveloping and enhancing five Casey community centers, providing them with much needed upgrades to meet the needs of our growing community.
- Neighborhood houses and community centers had a 25 per cent increase in programs.
- In partnership with Cardinia Shire, we launched the INNCrowd Program to encourage and support innovators and entrepreneurs in Casey. Aiming to drive Casey and Cardinia Shire’s entrepreneurial culture and grow the region’s reputation as the start-up capital of Melbourne’s south east.
- Along with planting 20,600 trees, which exceeded the target of 15,000 trees planted per year, 10,000 plants were also given away to community members as part of Council’s annual plant giveaway.
- Bunjil Place hosted a variety of arts and community events, including four international theatre shows, seven national shows and five regional shows, which assisted in further cementing Bunjil Place as the arts hub of Melbourne’s south east.
Printed copies of the report are available to view at Council’s Customer Service Centres in Narre Warren and Cranbourne.