Hobson Bay City Council’s 2021-22 Annual Report has been released following approval at this month’s Council meeting.
The Annual Report is a statutory obligation that informs the community about Council’s activities, achievements, challenges and financial performance over the year and reports on the delivery of the commitments made in the Council Plan 2021-25 and the Annual Budget 2021-22.
The 2021-22 Annual Report highlights the measures that Council took to address the global pandemic, including financial assistance measures to help businesses and sporting groups.
While responding to the pandemic required significant focus and resources, Council continued to deliver its programs and projects, while planning for the future.
During the 2021–22 financial year, 168 capital works projects were delivered, including:
- The upgrade of GJ Hosken Reserve in Altona North
- Refurbishment of the Altona Tennis Club courts
- Redevelopment of the Brooklyn Hall
- Progression of the JT Gray Reserve pavilion in Williamstown
- Rehabilitation of Aloha Street in South Kingsville
- Bicycle connectivity and pedestrian facilities improvements on Mason Street in Newport; and
- Sport facilities at HD Graham Reserve, Altona Meadows
Other highlights for 2021-22 included:
- Completion of the Hobsons Bay Civic Centre redevelopment in Altona
- Release of Council’s advocacy strategy, which sets out the framework that will guide Council in determining and actioning its advocacy priorities
- Securing of a pre-election commitment from the incoming federal government to fund a solar battery. This will enable the benefits of the city’s Virtual Energy Network to be shared across more sites in the community by providing access to on-demand solar electricity.
“We achieved much in the 2021-22 financial year and showed our resilience as a community in difficult circumstances,” Mayor of Hobsons Bay, Cr Tony Briffa, said.
“Looking to the future, Council will continue working with the community to make Hobsons Bay an even better place to live, work, play and visit.”
You can view the 2021-22 Annual Report online now.