What do you think about the current level of infrastructure in Casey?

over 3 years ago
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  • San84 over 3 years ago
    Council has done very well so far with keeping up the infrastructure with population growth compare to other councils. However, there are still some of the projects needs council's attention i.e. Freeway exit at Beaconsfiled joining o'shead road extension, Thomson road duplication. We know that council is doing great job in advocating to State and Federal about these which it needs to keep doing it as best as they can for these outstanding important infrastructure projects. Moreover, any projects related to facilities which promotes physical activity, social gathering in growth areas is always welcome. However, 1% rise on top of the cap might put some families under financial pressure.On other side, they get the best amenities around them.
  • Mihle over 3 years ago
    Council has done well to provide a high level of infrastructure to residents and I believe we are doing a lot better than in some other councils. There are however some gaps in the current infrastructure which council may have overlooked which particularly pertain to people living with disabilities. There are local streets which do not have footpaths, tree branches which are overhanging footpaths and other small issues such as this. I believe if council consulted with people in the community more often these issues could be resolved very easily. I think council does a great job advocating for residents on issues outside of councils control and would like to see this continue.
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    • Admin Commented Casey Administrator over 3 years ago
      Hi Mihle, thanks for sharing your feedback and suggestions with us. We will be collating everyone's feedback and presenting it to Councillors early 2016 to inform their decision making.
  • Sarah B over 3 years ago
    I think that any facilities which encourage positive, physically active and socially supportive community activities are really important. I would be prepared to pay a 1% increase in rates; I appreciate the infrastructure we have, and am conscious of the great need as development and population increase so much. However, I am hesitant to officially reply and 'vote' for this option, as I am very conscious that there are many for whom such an increase would represent a significant stretch and add undue pressure. Is there a possibility of making it income tested OR optional? It is a risk to ask for a voluntary increase in payment, but it could be promoted as a crowd funding venture.
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    • Admin Commented Casey Administrator over 3 years ago
      Thanks for sharing your ideas with us. We will collate feedback from the community and present it to Councillors in early 2016 to inform their decision making on whether it will seek a rate variation for 2016/2017.
    • futuristicrabbit over 3 years ago
      It is my understanding that council cannot make rates payments income tested, although I could be wrong. Also, remember that the first option would cause the 1% increase to happen every year, not just this year.
  • JohnFourOaksWard over 3 years ago
    Cr Aziz,Mayor of Casey,The standard of existing infrastructure in Casey and our future funding needs is not somethingthat can be left to council only.Casey council spent $125 million on Bunjil Place; a "cultural center".Council should have been aware that other community facilities were needed in the municipality,but decided to spent its reserves on Bunjil Place instead; a nonessential project.This raises questions about council's capacity to best assess our future needs.I suggest council set up a Futures funding committee,with ratepayers and residents,to now help determine our future funding and infrastructure needs?
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    • Admin Commented Casey Administrator over 3 years ago
      Thanks for sharing your ideas with us, John. We will collate your feedback and present it to Councillors in early 2016 to inform their decision making on this topic.
  • Dozlubel over 3 years ago
    There are adequate childcare centres and kindergartens. Everything else requires improvement. Council need to follow theough on promises made many years ago. It is quite clear that the area is growing rapidly as you have indicated and council needs to get these projects underway so facilities are available for the growth not wait until there is a dire need. Eg. Thompsons Rd expansion.
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    • Admin Commented Casey Administrator over 3 years ago
      Thanks for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We will collate feedback from this online forum and focus groups and present it to Councillors in early 2016 to inform decision making on whether it seeks a rate variation for 2016/2017.
  • futuristicrabbit over 3 years ago
    The level of infrastructure in Casey is, at the moment, sufficient. Shopping centres, schools, football ovals, libraries, bike tracks, train stations and childcare centres are all within walking distance of my house. At any rate, the level of infrastructure is definitely not low enough to justify an application to modify the rate cap.
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    • Admin Commented Casey Administrator over 3 years ago
      Thanks for sharing your feedback with us. We will be collating feedback received and presenting it to Councillors in early 2016 to inform its decision making on whether it will seek a rate variation for 2016/2017.