What are your priorities for Council's budget?

Consultation has concluded

Thanks for your feedback and participation. 171 people had a go at allocating a $159 million budget and the results are in!

The average total budget submitted by respondents was $160.6 million, compared to the current budget of $159 million. Therefore, participants submitted their preference for an average increase to the budget of $1.6 million.

The top three budget areas participants wanted to see increased funding for:

  • New Infrastructure (52.63 per cent of participants)
  • Future Planning (51.46 per cent)
  • Children, Youth and Family services
    (48.81 per cent)

The three areas the more participants wanted to decrease funding for were:

Thanks for your feedback and participation. 171 people had a go at allocating a $159 million budget and the results are in!

The average total budget submitted by respondents was $160.6 million, compared to the current budget of $159 million. Therefore, participants submitted their preference for an average increase to the budget of $1.6 million.

The top three budget areas participants wanted to see increased funding for:

  • New Infrastructure (52.63 per cent of participants)
  • Future Planning (51.46 per cent)
  • Children, Youth and Family services
    (48.81 per cent)

The three areas the more participants wanted to decrease funding for were:

  • Communications and Advocacy (44.64 per cent of participants)
  • Arts and Events (39.18 per cent)
  • Planning Regulations (34.5 per cent)

These results were provided to Casey People's Panel who used them to help develop recommendations for Council to address its long-term financial challenges.

For the full results, view the excerpt from the People's Panel Report.

Closed Consultation:

The City of Casey is big and getting bigger! We are home to more than 300,000 residents, but we expect more than half-a-million people will be living in our city by 2041!

Growing quickly presents many challenges as well as exciting opportunities for Council as we strive to continue providing the services and infrastructure our community deserves. We want to work collaboratively with our community to plan how we can meet your needs over the next ten years.

In 2016, Casey Next, the most ambitious community engagement program ever undertaken by Council resulted in more than 3,600 people contributing ideas and sharing their priorities for the future of Casey.

Informed by this community feedback, Council has:

The refreshed long term Council Vision focuses on five key goals; connecting and supporting people, improving transport, protecting our environment, attracting business and local jobs and creating a sense of place.

Have your say by 25 March:

  • Sharing your ideas in the forums below on the long-term Council Vision and Draft Council Plan 2017-21. Did we get it right? What's missing?
  • Selecting your priorities for Council's budget over the next four years, using the Budget Allocator below. Here’s your chance to imagine what it would be like to allocate a $159 million Council Budget.
  • attending a community pop-up in your local area to share your ideas. For dates and locations, see Key Dates.

SHARE YOUR BUDGET PRIORITIES IN 3 STEPS

STEP 1
Get informed! Watch the About Casey video and read About Casey to help you make your decisions.

STEP 2
Use the Budget Allocator to select your preferred budget and service delivery levels from each of the key Council budget areas listed. The potential implications of your budget selection are explained below the allocator. (Please note that the 5% and 10% are not exact amounts, but just indicators of your preference for a small or larger increase or decrease in budgets.) Click on Share your Opinion below to get started.

STEP 3
You can leave comments about why you selected a particular budget level or item by clicking on the grey comment icon at the right of your selected budget level.



What else is going on?

Community Pop-ups

Attend a community pop-up event in your local area. For dates and locations, see Key Dates.

Casey's People's Panel
Throughout March the Casey People’s Panel is meeting to deliberate how the City of Casey can meet community needs and expectations within budgetary constraints over the next ten years. The results of the Budget Allocator will be shared with the People’s Panel and then made publicly available late in the year.