2019/20 Draft Annual Budget

Many people are surprised when they find out how much Council is involved in their everyday lives.

From the moment you walk out of your front door, Council services are everywhere – the roads you drive on, the parks and gardens you visit, maternal child and health centres for young families, local playgrounds, libraries, childcare centres, immunisation programs, youth support, aged services and more.

In fact, each year through the budget process, we determine how much funding is needed to support more than 200 community services and to upgrade and replace infrastructure in our city.


What’s in this year’s budget?

Some of the highlights of the budget include:

  • $28 million to progress the East Keilor Leisure Centre redevelopment
  • $2 million to implement a stormwater harvesting and irrigation system at Rosehill Park
  • $1.6 million to upgrade playspaces, picnic facilities, pathways and landscaping at Woodlands Park
  • $1.2 million to sports field upgrades at Maribyrnong Park
  • $1.0 million to renew library books, resources and furniture
  • $1.1 million to refreshing the Clocktower Centre including a new co-working space and quiet room
  • $745,000 to transform 605-625 Mt Alexander Road into public open space
  • $600,000 to design and document a netball, tennis, soccer, cricket and golf pavilion at Fairbairn Park

How can I give feedback?

Consultation on our Draft 2019/20 Budget has closed. Thank you to everyone who gave their feedback on the draft.

The Annual Budget 2019/20 was adopted on Tuesday, 11 June.

Learn more about the budget process.

Many people are surprised when they find out how much Council is involved in their everyday lives.

From the moment you walk out of your front door, Council services are everywhere – the roads you drive on, the parks and gardens you visit, maternal child and health centres for young families, local playgrounds, libraries, childcare centres, immunisation programs, youth support, aged services and more.

In fact, each year through the budget process, we determine how much funding is needed to support more than 200 community services and to upgrade and replace infrastructure in our city.


What’s in this year’s budget?

Some of the highlights of the budget include:

  • $28 million to progress the East Keilor Leisure Centre redevelopment
  • $2 million to implement a stormwater harvesting and irrigation system at Rosehill Park
  • $1.6 million to upgrade playspaces, picnic facilities, pathways and landscaping at Woodlands Park
  • $1.2 million to sports field upgrades at Maribyrnong Park
  • $1.0 million to renew library books, resources and furniture
  • $1.1 million to refreshing the Clocktower Centre including a new co-working space and quiet room
  • $745,000 to transform 605-625 Mt Alexander Road into public open space
  • $600,000 to design and document a netball, tennis, soccer, cricket and golf pavilion at Fairbairn Park

How can I give feedback?

Consultation on our Draft 2019/20 Budget has closed. Thank you to everyone who gave their feedback on the draft.

The Annual Budget 2019/20 was adopted on Tuesday, 11 June.

Learn more about the budget process.