Budget and Council Plan

The Budget 2018/19 and Council Plan 2017 - 2021 (Year 2) were adopted by Council on 25 June.

These documents set out our key objectives and projects to be delivered during 2018/19.

Checking in and looking ahead

In 2016/17 we engaged with you about what you wanted Banyule to look like in 2021. This information along with research, data, legislation and policy and the ongoing review and improvement of our services helped us to develop our Council Plan 2017 - 2021.

We review and update the Council Plan each year and develop a specific annual budget that will deliver on our objectives. A part of reviewing the plan and developing the budget involves checking in with the community about how we are tracking with implementing the Council Plan and understanding emerging issues and priorities.

Between November 2017 and February 2018 received feedback from over 320 individuals. You can read a summary of how we engaged, what we heard and how this is being used in the 2018 What You Said report.

Shared Priorities for our Future

Below is a snapshot of some of the priorities that were mentioned across all of our engagement.

  • Deliver quality services that offer value for money and respond to community needs
  • Demonstrate responsible financial management and governance
  • Prepare and plan for our growing City addressing development, transport and parking issues
  • Maintain our public and open spaces and preserve neighbourhood character
  • Lead on environmental sustainability in partnership with the community
  • Invest in infrastructure and facilities that service our community today and for future generations
  • Engage and communicate with our community to ensure they are well informed and represented
  • Encourage community participation and inclusion to provide opportunities for all
  • Advocate for our community to improve services, infrastructure and social outcomes

  • Background

    There are many areas of work Council undertakes to make Banyule a great place to live, work and play.

    To guide our planning for how we do this, we have a Council Plan Strategic Framework 2017-2021. Some of the key features of the framework are the Vision, Objectives and Key Directions.

    These features stay the same for the four years the Council Plan covers. What changes each year, are the actions that sit under each of the key directions.

    Our Vision

    Banyule, a green, sustainable and vibrant place for a healthy, connected and inclusive community.

    Our Objectives
    • People - Strong, Healthy and Inclusive Communities
    • Planet - Environmental Sustainability
    • Place - Great Places and Spaces
    • Participation - Engagement and Advocacy
    • Performance - Efficiency and Good Governance