Tell us your Budget priorities for 2021-22
What do you think are the most important priorities for Greater Dandenong?
What would you like to see Council spend next year's budget on?
Council would like to hear what is important to you and what you would like to see included in the 2021-22 Budget. A consultation process was undertaken in October however we would like to give more residents and stakeholders the opportunity to participate now the new Council has been elected.
Greater Dandenong Council spends approximately $160m each year and is responsible for delivering a range of services to its local community. These services include:
- Children and families - childcare, maternal and child health, immunisation
- Health and wellbeing - disability services, home and community care, food safety
- Your home - rubbish and recycling, planning and building permits, pet registrations
- Sport and leisure - sportsgrounds, leisure centres, parks and gardens, festivals and events
- Roads and safety - roads and footpaths, car parks, street lighting
- Community - libraries, theatre and the arts, community centres
This consultation is now closed.
Summary of the ideas submitted in Round 1
71 ideas were received in the first round of the Budget 2021-22 consultation held during October. A number of key themes and projects were identified across a broad range of topics. The projects which were most commonly requested to be funded in the next financial year were:
- Development of a Dandenong Community Hub
- Construction of the Keysborough Community Hub
- Installation of public toilets at Westwood Boulevard and Pencil Park, and
- Increased tree planting across the municipality.
A number of other projects and initiatives were suggested which related to the following categories:
- Parks and Gardens
- Bike paths, footpaths and cycling infrastructure
- Traffic management and roads
- Playground facilities
- Environmental sustainability
- Leisure Facilities
- Waste and Recycling
- Community and public art
- Land purchases
All ideas from the first round have been shared with the newly elected Councillors to be considered prior to capital improvement bids being submitted. The second round of consultation, concluding in January 2021, will also be shared and all feedback will be used in the development of Council's new strategic plan for 2021-25.