Brimbank,
18
October
2019
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00:35
Australia/Melbourne

A year of achievement for Brimbank

Summary

Brimbank City Council’s Annual Report 2018-2019 tells the story of what is important to our community and details the planning and implementation that set us up for the year’s success.

Brimbank Mayor Cr Lucinda Congreve said 2018/2019 was a year of achievements for Brimbank.

“This is the second full financial year of Brimbank’s democratically elected council and with our community’s help, we have been kicking goals and advocating for strong outcomes for Brimbank that will make a difference for how this municipality grows, and how our diverse communities are supported in the future.

“As a western region council, we continued to advocate to the Federal and State governments to support initiatives providing Brimbank with better transport, job, investment, education and economic opportunities.

“A number of Council projects and initiatives have made a real difference to our community, including a capital works program worth $57.1 million that delivered real and tangible outcomes such as better roads, parks, open spaces, community and sporting facilities.  

“Highlights included upgrades at Sunvale Community Park, Davitt Drive Reserve, Kurung Drive Reserve and Ashton Avenue Reserve, and a new skate facility at Delahey Recreation Reserve. Works also started at The Lakes Reserve and HV McKay Gardens, and these will be completed this year. All this is guided by our award-winning Creating Better Parks Policy and Plan.  

“Over the 2018/2019 year, Council also improved many Brimbank sporting facilities and continued to invest heavily in upgrading female friendly change rooms across the municipality, which is something this Council is very passionate about,” Cr Congreve said.

Service delivery remained a top priority with Council delivering a range of services for all life stages including:

  • Weekly waste and fortnightly recycling collection for 69,869 households
  • Fortnightly green waste collection for 40,942 households
  • 63,114 learn to swim lessons
  • 1,024 planning application decisions made
  • 4,006 vaccinations to infants and 5,728 for school-aged children
  • 2,114,773 visits to the five libraries
  • 12,207 pets registered (9,154 dogs and 3,053 cats)
  • 920 kilometres of local roads inspected and maintained
  • 55,771 Meals on Wheels
  • Planted 5,690 trees along streets and main roads
  • Community grants to 153 community groups to the value of $600,000

“We continued to deliver responsible financial management, balancing the need to meet changing community expectations with reduced forecasted revenue due to rate capping. Council ended the 2018/2019 year in a sound financial position with a healthy surplus of $36.2 million. This simply means Council can meet its future commitments and support the needs of the community.

“I’d like to thank everyone who has worked to enhance our City,” Cr Congreve said. 

Brimbank Council’s Annual Report for 2018/2019 is accessible on Council’s website and may be inspected during business hours at Council’s customer service centres at Keilor, Sunshine and Sydenham.