Building Our Future

Consultation has concluded

In December 2015, the City of Casey held a community forum, Building our future, to gather feedback from community representatives on how Council should respond to the provision of future community infrastructure in response to the current rate capping requirements being set by the Victorian State Government.

Council will consider its response to rate capping in early 2016. The results of the focus group, combined with the online forum held concurrently, will be considered by Councillors as part of their decision making.

To find out more about the outcomes of the forum read the Building our future report.

What is the current situation?

Council is responding to a range of challenges including population growth and the commencement of rate capping in 2016/2017.

Casey is big and is growing fast with the city expected to be home to 490,000 residents by 2041.

It is forecast that over 10 years, the impact of rate capping on Casey will be $150 million.

Rate capping will put pressure on Council’s ability to deliver timely community infrastructure at the levels residents are accustomed to specifically the following four projects;

Council is testing the level of support for these four projects to be delayed or even cease, and if residents would support Council applying to the Essential Services Commission to seek a variation to the rate cap to allow them to continue.

What we are asking?

How can you have your say?

How we will use your feedback?

Following its close, the results of this online consultation and the focus group will be compiled and presented to Councillors. This will inform Council’s decision making in early 2016 as to whether it will seek a rate variation for 2016/2017.

In December 2015, the City of Casey held a community forum, Building our future, to gather feedback from community representatives on how Council should respond to the provision of future community infrastructure in response to the current rate capping requirements being set by the Victorian State Government.

Council will consider its response to rate capping in early 2016. The results of the focus group, combined with the online forum held concurrently, will be considered by Councillors as part of their decision making.

To find out more about the outcomes of the forum read the Building our future report.

What is the current situation?

Council is responding to a range of challenges including population growth and the commencement of rate capping in 2016/2017.

Casey is big and is growing fast with the city expected to be home to 490,000 residents by 2041.

It is forecast that over 10 years, the impact of rate capping on Casey will be $150 million.

Rate capping will put pressure on Council’s ability to deliver timely community infrastructure at the levels residents are accustomed to specifically the following four projects;

Council is testing the level of support for these four projects to be delayed or even cease, and if residents would support Council applying to the Essential Services Commission to seek a variation to the rate cap to allow them to continue.

What we are asking?

How can you have your say?

How we will use your feedback?

Following its close, the results of this online consultation and the focus group will be compiled and presented to Councillors. This will inform Council’s decision making in early 2016 as to whether it will seek a rate variation for 2016/2017.

Have your say

Consultation has concluded