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2021-22 Budget

Our Annual Budget 2021-22 represents a financially responsible and sustainable investment in the delivery of core services and infrastructure investment that is critical in supporting our growing local community

Budget highlights

  • $12.03 million to provide services, programs and activities and enable older people to live independently in their homes
  • $9.96 million for provision of family and children services
  • $8.63 million for public health services and programs delivered to protect and enhance community health, safety and wellbeing
  • $5.24 million contribution to provide the Regional Library Service
  • $4.41 million for traffic management services, including school crossings and community education programs
  • $1.96 million for supporting local youth services.


Capital works program highlights

South West District (Thomastown, Lalor, Epping)

  • $1.89 million pavilion upgrade at HR Uren Reserve including a separate multi-purpose social space to the existing sporting pavilion, which will be available for community use and provide recreational participation opportunities for residents
  • $2.40 million for Whittlesea Public Gardens Master Plan
  • $0.8 million for ongoing implementation of the Epping Recreation Reserve Master Plan

South East District (Mill Park, Bundoora)

  • $2.79 million for upgrade of McLeans Road Kindergarten (demolition of existing building and construction of a new two room kindergarten)
  • $2.74 million for stage 2 redevelopment of Mill Park Basketball Stadium

Central West District (Epping North, Wollert)

  • $3.43 million for construction of a Community Activity Centre – west of Epping Road at Wollert East

Central East District (South Morang, Mernda, Doreen)

  • $2 million for Quarry Hills Regional Park implementation to transform it into a major regional open space facility
  • $1 million for the Findon Road extension - Williamsons road to Danaher Drive connecting Plenty Road in the east to the Hume Freeway in the west. Project is programmed to align with extension of the Mernda Rail Train Line
  • $2.11 million for construction of a Community Activity Centre – Mernda Villages
  • $1 million for the construction of Sackville Street and Bridge Inn Road intersection
  • $0.9 million for sports ground and turf renewal at Laurimar Reserve West oval

Rural North District (Whittlesea Township and Surrounds)

  • $0.9 million to upgrade Whittlesea skate park to include street skate and park elements, new social spaces, a refurbished BMX track and improve accessibility to cater for a broader range of age groups, encourage female participation, and skaters of different abilities, for the growing Whittlesea community
  • $2 million for the reconstruction of Arthurs Creek road at Yan Yean.

In addition to the above, the following major projects covering multiple districts are included in the 2021-22 Capital program:

  • $14.87 million for local road restoration and resurfacing
  • $2.30 million for minor planned renewal works.
  • $1.5 million for street light bulb replacement program
  • $1.45 million for ongoing programs to upgrade playgrounds and general landscape