Wyndham City Council last night formally adopted its 2022-23 Budget, which delivers $167.2 million in funding for capital works projects.
With a focus on delivering value for residents across the municipality, the Budget includes $423 million to deliver key programs and services for residents.
The Budget also includes $19.8 million in funding to improve parks, open spaces and streetscapes as Council looks to increase pride in Wyndham and deliver a more liveable city.
As well as a focus on service delivery and capital works, the Budget also ensures Council can maintain and grow its current assets, save for the future and continue to create a greener and more sustainable City.
Some highlights of the Capital Works budget include:
- $6.5 million for the Tarneit North Masterplan
- $6.1 million for Alfred Road Reserve
- $8.9 million for road reconstructions
- $5.5 million for the Truganina Community Centre
- $4.1 million for the Coastal and Marine Plan
- $4.0 million for the redevelopment of the Cultural Centre
- $19.8 million to care for our parks and open spaces
A total of $31.3 million will be spent on building, upgrading and maintaining the City’s local road network, while $5.1 million will be spent on our Active Transport Strategy – building and upgrading footpaths and cycleways across the municipality.
Wyndham City Mayor Cr Peter Maynard said: “Given the volume and speed of the growth occurring across Wyndham City, it is a constant challenge for the Council to ensure that the right infrastructure and services our community needs are up and running when they are needed.”
“This Budget is a financially responsible approach to supporting our growing Wyndham community, through the delivery of service and infrastructure.”
“Service delivery is a priority. We will spend $14.7 million on maternal and child health and immunisations services, and $10.3 million to operate our local libraries.”
“Additionally, $18.7 million will be spent on Kindergarten and Child Centre services.”
“We want to build a better Wyndham, a more liveable city.”
“Improving City pride is a key focus for this Council term. We want to reduce litter, improve our parks and streetscapes and make our residents proud to live in Wyndham.”
“We’ll ramp up our fight against litter and dumped rubbish with special ‘Litter Blitzes’ to be held across the municipality.”
Each year, Wyndham City spends about $2 million and countless hours collecting dumped rubbish and litter, including furniture, mattresses, household waste and building materials.
“Litter Blitzes will be held twice a month targeting hotspots and selected locations based on intelligence and reports from residents,” Cr Maynard said.
“This Budget also includes grants funding of $1.45 million – a new record.”
“The extra funding puts more money in the hands of community groups and organisations to run programs and events that make a difference locally.”
The Budget focuses on three key themes: Caring for our Community, Reconnecting Communities and Preparing for the Future.