Council's 2019-20 Draft Budget

Consultation has concluded


The City of Casey has prepared it’s 2019/20 Draft Budget, which features a record infrastructure investment of $158.7 million to continue to deliver the projects needed for our large and growing community now and into the future.

Council adopted the draft budget for community consultation at a Council Meeting on Tuesday 7 May, along with the revised Council Plan 2017-21 and Annual Action Plan 2019/20, with residents now invited to have their say until Thursday 6 June.

Through financially responsible budgeting, Council has been able to continue its strong investment in the necessary projects and services for Casey’s large and rapidly growing community. It includes:

  • A $158.7 million Capital Works Program (CWP) to deliver much-needed infrastructure for our new and growing communities as well as renew facilities in our established suburbs.
  • A $344.8 million operating budget that provides funding to deliver 66 core services to the community including waste management and family, children, aged and disability services.
  • A rates increase of 2.5% in line with the State Government rate cap.
  • The draft budget funds the priorities aligned with our 2017-21 Council Plan and supports Council to continue to work towards delivering on our vision of creating Australia’s most liveable city.



The City of Casey has prepared it’s 2019/20 Draft Budget, which features a record infrastructure investment of $158.7 million to continue to deliver the projects needed for our large and growing community now and into the future.

Council adopted the draft budget for community consultation at a Council Meeting on Tuesday 7 May, along with the revised Council Plan 2017-21 and Annual Action Plan 2019/20, with residents now invited to have their say until Thursday 6 June.

Through financially responsible budgeting, Council has been able to continue its strong investment in the necessary projects and services for Casey’s large and rapidly growing community. It includes:

  • A $158.7 million Capital Works Program (CWP) to deliver much-needed infrastructure for our new and growing communities as well as renew facilities in our established suburbs.
  • A $344.8 million operating budget that provides funding to deliver 66 core services to the community including waste management and family, children, aged and disability services.
  • A rates increase of 2.5% in line with the State Government rate cap.
  • The draft budget funds the priorities aligned with our 2017-21 Council Plan and supports Council to continue to work towards delivering on our vision of creating Australia’s most liveable city.


Consultation has concluded
  • Draft Budget Highlights

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    Highlights

    $57.2 million to renew, upgrade and construct new sport and recreational facilities

    • Continued construction of Regional Community Soccer Precinct at Casey Fields, Cranbourne East ($10m)
    • Commence design and construction of new tennis courts (6-8) and a pavilion at Cairns Road Reserve, Hampton Park ($4.2m)

    $43 million towards child, youth and family services

    • Includes additional funding to keep up with growing demand for kindergarten and Maternal and Child Health consultations, with more than 5,000 babies born in Casey each year

    $38.1 million to improve...

    $57.2 million to renew, upgrade and construct new sport and recreational facilities

    • Continued construction of Regional Community Soccer Precinct at Casey Fields, Cranbourne East ($10m)
    • Commence design and construction of new tennis courts (6-8) and a pavilion at Cairns Road Reserve, Hampton Park ($4.2m)

    $43 million towards child, youth and family services

    • Includes additional funding to keep up with growing demand for kindergarten and Maternal and Child Health consultations, with more than 5,000 babies born in Casey each year

    $38.1 million to improve Casey’s expansive road and path network

    • Commence stage 1 of Hardys Road construction, from Clyde Road to Tuckers Road, and stage 1 Clyde Road/Hardys Road intersection, Clyde North ($9m)
    • Commence intersection upgrade works between Grices Road, Glasscocks Road, Clyde Road and Berwick-Cranbourne Road and road duplication works between Berwick-Cranbourne Road and Viewgrand Drive, Cranbourne North ($2m)

    $19 million towards aged care and disability support services including Meals on Wheels, volunteer transport and respite care

    • Includes support for the establishment of an additional carer’s hub within the City of Casey and further promotion of support available to carers

    $21.8 million to renew and build new family and community facilities

    • Commence construction of new integrated community hub, Cranbourne West ($5.7m)
    • Commence development of a new family and community centre integrated with the local primary school, Botanic Ridge ($3.5m)

    $23 million towards community facilities and participation

    • A five per cent increase in grants to the Casey Cardinia Library Corporation to $6.2 million to support business improvement and meet growing demand.
    • An increase in Council grants including an additional $200,000 for the annual Community Grants Program, increase in Large Events Funding of $30,000 and an additional $10,000 towards fundraising events.

    $4.4 million to build and improve our playgrounds and open spaces

    • Complete the construction of new regional, outdoor skate park, along with playground, terraced landscaping and lawn area, Endeavour Hills ($2.1m)
    • Upgrades, improvements and developments to playgrounds across Casey ($1.4m)

    $6.8 million to implement innovative technology to improve business performance and customer experience

    • Investment into our business transformation program and Smart Cities initiatives to deliver smarter, simplified and streamlined business processes and technology to ensure we can meet the demands of our future city tipped to be home to half a million people by 2041.


  • Draft 2019/20 Capital Works Program – Project Map

    about 1 month ago
    Ward map

    The Project Map identifies the location of specific infrastructure projects proposed in the City of Casey’s draft 2019/20 Capital Works Program (Program). The draft program forms part of the draft 2019/20 Budget which is currently on display for public submissions. The program is subject to ongoing review and development and will be considered for adoption at a Special Council meeting on 11 June 2019.

    Click on the map to see the full list of projects proposed across the City of Casey. Best viewed using Chrome as your Internet browser.



    The Project Map identifies the location of specific infrastructure projects proposed in the City of Casey’s draft 2019/20 Capital Works Program (Program). The draft program forms part of the draft 2019/20 Budget which is currently on display for public submissions. The program is subject to ongoing review and development and will be considered for adoption at a Special Council meeting on 11 June 2019.

    Click on the map to see the full list of projects proposed across the City of Casey. Best viewed using Chrome as your Internet browser.



  • Key Proposed Projects - Balla Balla Ward

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    Cr Geoff Ablett
    Mobile: 0429 004 347

    • Continued construction of Regional Community Soccer Precinct at Casey Fields, Cranbourne East ($10m)
    • Commence construction of a new district level AFL, cricket and netball pavilion and playing facilities in the Livingston Estate, Cranbourne East ($6.5m)
    • Continued construction to complete upgrades to AFL/AFLW pavilion and indoor training areas at Casey Fields, Cranbourne East ($4.1m)
    • Commence development of a new family and community centre integrated with the local primary school, Botanic Ridge ($3.5m)
    • Commence stage 3 of Smiths Lane road sealing works, between North Road and Baxter-Tooradin Road, Pearcedale ($1.8m)
    • Commence second stage (stage 2 of 3) of road construction works to Ballarto Road, between South Gippsland Highway and Casey Fields Boulevard, Cranbourne East ($1.5m)
    • Commence road sealing works of Railway Road, from Valetta Street to Ballarto Road, Clyde ($1m)
    • Construction of recreational shared path from Settlers Run to Botanic Ridge, Botanic Ridge ($866,450)
    • Commence sealing of existing Ballarto Road, west of Botanical Gardens quarry entrance, Cranbourne ($850,000)
    • · Commence soccer pavilion extension works at Cranbourne Recreation Reserve, Cranbourne ($755,550)
    • Commence female friendly upgrades to Pearcedale Recreation Reserve pavilion, Pearcedale ($528,320)
    • Renewal works to Cranbourne Senior Citizens Centre, Cranbourne ($470,930)

    Cr Geoff Ablett
    Mobile: 0429 004 347

    • Continued construction of Regional Community Soccer Precinct at Casey Fields, Cranbourne East ($10m)
    • Commence construction of a new district level AFL, cricket and netball pavilion and playing facilities in the Livingston Estate, Cranbourne East ($6.5m)
    • Continued construction to complete upgrades to AFL/AFLW pavilion and indoor training areas at Casey Fields, Cranbourne East ($4.1m)
    • Commence development of a new family and community centre integrated with the local primary school, Botanic Ridge ($3.5m)
    • Commence stage 3 of Smiths Lane road sealing works, between North Road and Baxter-Tooradin Road, Pearcedale ($1.8m)
    • Commence second stage (stage 2 of 3) of road construction works to Ballarto Road, between South Gippsland Highway and Casey Fields Boulevard, Cranbourne East ($1.5m)
    • Commence road sealing works of Railway Road, from Valetta Street to Ballarto Road, Clyde ($1m)
    • Construction of recreational shared path from Settlers Run to Botanic Ridge, Botanic Ridge ($866,450)
    • Commence sealing of existing Ballarto Road, west of Botanical Gardens quarry entrance, Cranbourne ($850,000)
    • · Commence soccer pavilion extension works at Cranbourne Recreation Reserve, Cranbourne ($755,550)
    • Commence female friendly upgrades to Pearcedale Recreation Reserve pavilion, Pearcedale ($528,320)
    • Renewal works to Cranbourne Senior Citizens Centre, Cranbourne ($470,930)
  • Key Proposed Projects - Edrington Ward

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    Cr Timothy Jackson
    Deputy Mayor
    Mobile: 0400 043 523

    Cr Susan Serey
    Mobile: 0427 005 852

    • Commence stage 1 of Hardys Road construction, from Clyde Road to Tuckers Road, and stage 1 Clyde Road/Hardys Road intersection, Clyde North ($9m)
    • Construction of new district level soccer and cricket pavilion, three pitches and two ovals in Ramlegh Springs Estate, Clyde North (4.6m)
    • Construction of new district level AFL, cricket and netball facilities in Kilora Estate, Clyde North ($4.5m)
    • Complete construction of new family and children centre in Kilora Estate, Clyde North ($2.5m)
    • Complete construction of new family and children centre in Ramlegh Springs Estate, Clyde North ($2.1m)
    • Commence road construction works to extend Ferdinand Drive in front of Rivercrest Christian College, Clyde North ($1.4m)
    • Extension works to Sweeney Reserve Soccer pavilion, Berwick ($860,650)
    • Commence baseball field reconstruction works at Cyril Molyneux Reserve, Berwick ($697,600)
    • Commence design for the development of a new district level cricket and soccer pavilion, one cricket oval and three soccer pitches, Clyde North ($200,000)
    • Oval irrigation works and surface renewal at Berwick Fields Primary School, Berwick ($177,630)
    • Construction of new local level playground at Edwin Flack Reserve, Berwick ($103,500)
    • Development of new dog friendly space at Parkhill Drive, Berwick ($103,500)

    Cr Timothy Jackson
    Deputy Mayor
    Mobile: 0400 043 523

    Cr Susan Serey
    Mobile: 0427 005 852

    • Commence stage 1 of Hardys Road construction, from Clyde Road to Tuckers Road, and stage 1 Clyde Road/Hardys Road intersection, Clyde North ($9m)
    • Construction of new district level soccer and cricket pavilion, three pitches and two ovals in Ramlegh Springs Estate, Clyde North (4.6m)
    • Construction of new district level AFL, cricket and netball facilities in Kilora Estate, Clyde North ($4.5m)
    • Complete construction of new family and children centre in Kilora Estate, Clyde North ($2.5m)
    • Complete construction of new family and children centre in Ramlegh Springs Estate, Clyde North ($2.1m)
    • Commence road construction works to extend Ferdinand Drive in front of Rivercrest Christian College, Clyde North ($1.4m)
    • Extension works to Sweeney Reserve Soccer pavilion, Berwick ($860,650)
    • Commence baseball field reconstruction works at Cyril Molyneux Reserve, Berwick ($697,600)
    • Commence design for the development of a new district level cricket and soccer pavilion, one cricket oval and three soccer pitches, Clyde North ($200,000)
    • Oval irrigation works and surface renewal at Berwick Fields Primary School, Berwick ($177,630)
    • Construction of new local level playground at Edwin Flack Reserve, Berwick ($103,500)
    • Development of new dog friendly space at Parkhill Drive, Berwick ($103,500)
  • Key Proposed Projects - Four Oaks Ward

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    Rosalie crestani four oaks

    Cr Rosalie Crestani
    Deputy Mayor
    Mobile: 0429 004 301
    rcrestani@casey.vic.gov.au

    Cr Milla Gilic
    Mobile: 0427 438 478

    • Construction of new rugby pavilion at Frog Hollow Reserve, Endeavour Hills ($3.3m)
    • Complete the construction of new regional, outdoor skate park, along with playground, terraced landscaping and lawn area, Endeavour Hills ($2.1m)
    • Road resealing works across various locations within Endeavour Hills ($869,460)
    • Construction of new Men’s Shed facility at Sydney Pargeter Reserve, Endeavour Hills ($720,000)
    • Continued footpath rehabilitation works across various locations in Four Oaks Ward ($465,750)
    • Soccer oval irrigation and drainage works at Jack Thomas Reserve, Narre Warren North ($191,480)
    • Completion of stage 2 Troups Creek West Wetland Reserve landscape works and lighting, Narre Warren North ($163,310)
    • Sporting surface renewal works at Prospect Hill Recreational Reserve, Narre Warren ($150,080)
    • Sporting floodlighting upgrades at Chalcot Lodge Recreation Reserve, Endeavour Hills ($144,410)
    • Development of a new dog friendly space at Drysdale Avenue, Narre Warren North ($103,500)
    • Improvement works to tennis facilities at Sydney Parkinson Reserve, Endeavour Hills ($72,450)
    • Installation of solar power systems at Endeavour Hills Library as part of Council’s Emissions Management Plan, Endeavour Hills ($58,500)

    Cr Rosalie Crestani
    Deputy Mayor
    Mobile: 0429 004 301
    rcrestani@casey.vic.gov.au

    Cr Milla Gilic
    Mobile: 0427 438 478

    • Construction of new rugby pavilion at Frog Hollow Reserve, Endeavour Hills ($3.3m)
    • Complete the construction of new regional, outdoor skate park, along with playground, terraced landscaping and lawn area, Endeavour Hills ($2.1m)
    • Road resealing works across various locations within Endeavour Hills ($869,460)
    • Construction of new Men’s Shed facility at Sydney Pargeter Reserve, Endeavour Hills ($720,000)
    • Continued footpath rehabilitation works across various locations in Four Oaks Ward ($465,750)
    • Soccer oval irrigation and drainage works at Jack Thomas Reserve, Narre Warren North ($191,480)
    • Completion of stage 2 Troups Creek West Wetland Reserve landscape works and lighting, Narre Warren North ($163,310)
    • Sporting surface renewal works at Prospect Hill Recreational Reserve, Narre Warren ($150,080)
    • Sporting floodlighting upgrades at Chalcot Lodge Recreation Reserve, Endeavour Hills ($144,410)
    • Development of a new dog friendly space at Drysdale Avenue, Narre Warren North ($103,500)
    • Improvement works to tennis facilities at Sydney Parkinson Reserve, Endeavour Hills ($72,450)
    • Installation of solar power systems at Endeavour Hills Library as part of Council’s Emissions Management Plan, Endeavour Hills ($58,500)

  • Key Proposed Projects - Mayfield Ward

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    Cr Amanda Stapledon
    Mayor
    Mobile: 0418 116 089
    astapledon@casey.vic.gov.au

    Cr Gary Rowe
    Mobile: 0418 393 599
    growe@casey.vic.gov.au

    • Commence construction of new integrated community hub, Cranbourne West ($5.7m)
    • Commence construction of new district level soccer and cricket facility in Selandra Estate, Clyde North ($5.3m)
    • Renewal and upgrade works at Casey Recreation and Aquatic Centre (RACE), Cranbourne East ($3.65m)
    • Commence construction of Missens Road to Thompsons Road end, Cranbourne West ($2.2m)
    • Development of local level playground including paths, tree planting, pump track, picnic shelter, tables and rubbish bins at Brindalee Estate, Cranbourne East ($394,850)
    • Commence stage 2 streetscape renewal works at Lurline Street Shops, Cranbourne ($331,820)
    • Continued renewal and upgrades to Merinda Park Kindergarten, Cranbourne North ($289,800)
    • Commence design for the development of a new district level AFL, cricket and netball facility including a jointly used oval, Cranbourne West ($231,590)
    • Installation of local traffic management devices at Fairhaven Boulevard and Kalkami Way, Cranbourne ($20,700), Clarendon Street, Cranbourne ($72,450), Majestic Boulevard Cranbourne ($37,260) and Raisell Road, Cranbourne West ($18,630)
    • Installation of solar power systems (solar photo voltaic systems) at various family and children’s centres including Carlisle Park, Fairhaven Family and Children's Centre, Marriott Waters and Hunt Club ($113,420)
    • Development of new district level playground at Dartmoor Reserve, Cranbourne West ($161,460)
    • Installation of flashing zebra crossing at Rochester Parade, Cranbourne East ($103,500)

    Cr Amanda Stapledon
    Mayor
    Mobile: 0418 116 089
    astapledon@casey.vic.gov.au

    Cr Gary Rowe
    Mobile: 0418 393 599
    growe@casey.vic.gov.au

    • Commence construction of new integrated community hub, Cranbourne West ($5.7m)
    • Commence construction of new district level soccer and cricket facility in Selandra Estate, Clyde North ($5.3m)
    • Renewal and upgrade works at Casey Recreation and Aquatic Centre (RACE), Cranbourne East ($3.65m)
    • Commence construction of Missens Road to Thompsons Road end, Cranbourne West ($2.2m)
    • Development of local level playground including paths, tree planting, pump track, picnic shelter, tables and rubbish bins at Brindalee Estate, Cranbourne East ($394,850)
    • Commence stage 2 streetscape renewal works at Lurline Street Shops, Cranbourne ($331,820)
    • Continued renewal and upgrades to Merinda Park Kindergarten, Cranbourne North ($289,800)
    • Commence design for the development of a new district level AFL, cricket and netball facility including a jointly used oval, Cranbourne West ($231,590)
    • Installation of local traffic management devices at Fairhaven Boulevard and Kalkami Way, Cranbourne ($20,700), Clarendon Street, Cranbourne ($72,450), Majestic Boulevard Cranbourne ($37,260) and Raisell Road, Cranbourne West ($18,630)
    • Installation of solar power systems (solar photo voltaic systems) at various family and children’s centres including Carlisle Park, Fairhaven Family and Children's Centre, Marriott Waters and Hunt Club ($113,420)
    • Development of new district level playground at Dartmoor Reserve, Cranbourne West ($161,460)
    • Installation of flashing zebra crossing at Rochester Parade, Cranbourne East ($103,500)
  • Key Proposed Projects - River Gum Ward

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    Cr Wayne Smith
    Mobile: 0417 389 039
    wsmith@casey.vic.gov.au

    Cr Damien Rosario
    Mobile: 0400 046 691
    drosario@casey.vic.gov.au

    • Commence design and construction of new tennis courts (6-8) and a pavilion at Cairns Road Reserve, Hampton Park ($4.2m)
    • Commence priority projects and improvements to implement the Robert Booth Reserve Masterplan, Hampton Park ($3m)
    • Continued road construction of Glasscocks Road, including intersection with South Gippsland Highway and road connection through to Sherwood Road, Hampton Park ($2m)
    • Completion of renewal works at Hallam Recreation Reserve Hall, Hallam ($1.5m)
    • Replacement of four southside pedestrian timber boardwalks along Coral Drive, Hampton Park ($572,370)
    • Renewal of traffic bridge at Frawley Road, Eumemmerring ($548,550)
    • Installation of local traffic management devices along Kidds Road, Doveton ($185,190) and Frawley Road, Hallam ($466,020)
    • Streetscape upgrade works at Linden Place Shops, Doveton ($258,750)
    • Construction of pedestrian bridge walkways and deck at Banjo Paterson Reserve, Lynbrook ($222,010)
    • Renewal and upgrades to playground at James Wyman Place Reserve, Hampton Park ($227,700)
    • New train carriages ($124,200) and other various improvements ($189,940) at Myuna Farm, Doveton
    • Installation of flashing zebra crossing at Fordholm Road, Hampton Park ($124,200)
    • Renewal and upgrades to playground at Caversham Terrace Reserve, Lynbrook ($82,800)

    Cr Wayne Smith
    Mobile: 0417 389 039
    wsmith@casey.vic.gov.au

    Cr Damien Rosario
    Mobile: 0400 046 691
    drosario@casey.vic.gov.au

    • Commence design and construction of new tennis courts (6-8) and a pavilion at Cairns Road Reserve, Hampton Park ($4.2m)
    • Commence priority projects and improvements to implement the Robert Booth Reserve Masterplan, Hampton Park ($3m)
    • Continued road construction of Glasscocks Road, including intersection with South Gippsland Highway and road connection through to Sherwood Road, Hampton Park ($2m)
    • Completion of renewal works at Hallam Recreation Reserve Hall, Hallam ($1.5m)
    • Replacement of four southside pedestrian timber boardwalks along Coral Drive, Hampton Park ($572,370)
    • Renewal of traffic bridge at Frawley Road, Eumemmerring ($548,550)
    • Installation of local traffic management devices along Kidds Road, Doveton ($185,190) and Frawley Road, Hallam ($466,020)
    • Streetscape upgrade works at Linden Place Shops, Doveton ($258,750)
    • Construction of pedestrian bridge walkways and deck at Banjo Paterson Reserve, Lynbrook ($222,010)
    • Renewal and upgrades to playground at James Wyman Place Reserve, Hampton Park ($227,700)
    • New train carriages ($124,200) and other various improvements ($189,940) at Myuna Farm, Doveton
    • Installation of flashing zebra crossing at Fordholm Road, Hampton Park ($124,200)
    • Renewal and upgrades to playground at Caversham Terrace Reserve, Lynbrook ($82,800)
  • Key Proposed Projects - Springfield Ward

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    Cr Sam Aziz
    Mobile: 0400 046 905

    Cr Rex Flannery
    Mobile: 0405 954 876


    • Commence intersection upgrade works between Grices Road, Glasscocks Road, Clyde Road and Berwick-Cranbourne Road and road duplication works between Berwick-Cranbourne Road and Viewgrand Drive, Cranbourne North ($2m)
    • Building upgrade works at Narre Warren Aged Services, Narre Warren ($921,150)
    • Completion of open space improvement works at Narre Warren Business Park Wetlands, Narre Warren ($414,000)
    • Continued footpath rehabilitation works across various locations in the Springfield Ward ($403,650)
    • Complete minor works at Bunjil Place to ensure quality facility standards and customer experience, Narre Warren ($310,500)
    • Building renewal works at Jindalee Children’s Centre, Narre Warren South ($195,620)
    • Road resealing works along Mountainview Boulevard ($171,810), William Thwaites Boulevard - Part 1 ($94,190) and William Thwaites Boulevard - Part 2 ($135,590), Cranbourne North
    • Sporting floodlighting upgrades at Strathaird Reserve (East), Narre Warren South ($131,880)
    • Installation of solar power systems at Arbourlea Family and Children's Centre, Cranbourne North ($26,000) and Littlecroft Children's Centre, Narre Warren South ($39,420)
    • New drainage works at Skipperstone Glen, Narre Warren South ($94,500)
    • Playground renewal and upgrade at Hillsmeade Soccer Reserve, Narre Warren South ($78,660)
    • Construction of new pedestrian links in the Fountain Gate area, Narre Warren ($41,200)

    Cr Sam Aziz
    Mobile: 0400 046 905

    Cr Rex Flannery
    Mobile: 0405 954 876


    • Commence intersection upgrade works between Grices Road, Glasscocks Road, Clyde Road and Berwick-Cranbourne Road and road duplication works between Berwick-Cranbourne Road and Viewgrand Drive, Cranbourne North ($2m)
    • Building upgrade works at Narre Warren Aged Services, Narre Warren ($921,150)
    • Completion of open space improvement works at Narre Warren Business Park Wetlands, Narre Warren ($414,000)
    • Continued footpath rehabilitation works across various locations in the Springfield Ward ($403,650)
    • Complete minor works at Bunjil Place to ensure quality facility standards and customer experience, Narre Warren ($310,500)
    • Building renewal works at Jindalee Children’s Centre, Narre Warren South ($195,620)
    • Road resealing works along Mountainview Boulevard ($171,810), William Thwaites Boulevard - Part 1 ($94,190) and William Thwaites Boulevard - Part 2 ($135,590), Cranbourne North
    • Sporting floodlighting upgrades at Strathaird Reserve (East), Narre Warren South ($131,880)
    • Installation of solar power systems at Arbourlea Family and Children's Centre, Cranbourne North ($26,000) and Littlecroft Children's Centre, Narre Warren South ($39,420)
    • New drainage works at Skipperstone Glen, Narre Warren South ($94,500)
    • Playground renewal and upgrade at Hillsmeade Soccer Reserve, Narre Warren South ($78,660)
    • Construction of new pedestrian links in the Fountain Gate area, Narre Warren ($41,200)