City of Casey Unveils its Draft Budget and Priorities for 2022/23

City of Casey Unveils its Draft Budget and Priorities for 2022/23

The City of Casey has unveiled its Draft Budget 2022/23 and Draft Annual Action Plan 2022/23 as part of a suite of strategic documents that set out how it will invest in the city’s future while connecting its growing community to essential services.

This year’s draft budget totals more than $558 million, with $125.45 million of that allocated to a dedicated Capital Works Program. This includes a major focus on the allocation of funds towards completing a significant number of projects currently in progress, as well as a continued focus on the renewal of existing infrastructure.

Through the Draft Budget 2022/23 the City of Casey is allocating:

  • $42 million towards child, youth and family services
  • $51 million towards waste management
  • $22 million towards community connections and health and wellbeing
  • $19 million toward road maintenance
  • $12 million towards sports and leisure

While the Capital Works Program is directing:

  • $29.1 million into roads
  • $4.5 million into footpaths and cycleways
  • $10.8 million into drainage
  • $50.1 million into recreational, leisure and community facilities
  • $4.6 million into parks, open space and streetscapes
  • $12 million investment into business and digital transformation to improve customer experience

Some of the key projects to be completed over the next 12 months include:

  • $4.7 million for the Clyde North Family and Community Centre (West)
  • $4.2 million for the renewal of playgrounds across the municipality
  • $3.5 million for the construction of a new family and community centre in Clyde
  • $2.0 million for the construction of Cranbourne West Sports Reserve (Lochaven)
  • $1.2 million for the Botanic Ridge Soccer/Cricket Reserve
  • $0.5 million for the resurfacing of the Robert Booth Reserve tennis courts

This year’s Capital Works Program will see the commencement of some exciting new projects, including playground renewals and the Gwendoline Children’s Centre renewal, while also focusing on completing a significant volume of major projects that commenced in 2021 and 2022, from recreation and sporting reserves to roads and community hubs

The full suite of draft documents will be open for consultation until Tuesday 17 May 2022, after which time Council will consider all the feedback before formally adopting the documents at a Special Council meeting on 28 June 2022.

To have your say, visit the online engagement portal, Casey Conversations.

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