Hume Pride

Hume Pride Winter 2018

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2 Download your online copy today Contact Us Customer Service Centres Open from 8am – 5pm Monday to Friday Broadmeadows 1079 Pascoe Vale Road Craigieburn 75–95 Central Park Avenue Sunbury 40 Macedon Street Phone 03 9205 2200 Fax 03 9309 0109 Email Web App Facebook /humecitycouncil Twitter @HumeCityCouncil LinkedIn @HumeCityCouncil Hume Pride is now available online as a plain-text PDF for a non-distracting reading experience or for use with screen readers. Contact us using the details above for more information. Contact Us Hume City Council recognises the rich Aboriginal heritage within the municipality and acknowledges the Gunung-Willam-Balluk of the Wurundjeri as the Traditional Custodians of this land. Council embraces Aboriginal living culture as a vital part of Australia's identity and recognises, celebrates and pays respect to the existing family members of the Gunung Willam Balluk and to Elders past and present. There's always something exciting happening at Council, and the last few months have been especially busy with the development of the Council Plan 2017–21 (2018/19 actions) and Budget 2018/19. It gives me great pleasure to say the updated Council Plan and Budget reflect significant investment in maintaining and improving Hume's roads, parking, footpaths and cycle-ways, so we can keep our City moving forward. Traffic and parking management were identified as key issues for residents in the recent Community Survey 2017/18. The survey, along with workshops, engagement sessions and our long-term community plan, Hume Horizons 2040, helped inform the Council Plan and Budget. This year's budget also includes a $118 million investment in a capital works program, as well as $198 million allocated to services the community has told us are important, and support for new projects. Turn to pages 4–7 for all the details. Thanks to everyone who provided feedback on the Council Plan 2017–21 (2018/19 actions) and Budget 2018/19. Your input is invaluable in shaping the future of Hume. Road funding boost Hume City has also benefited in the State Budget, with a number of major projects receiving funding. This includes the long-awaited duplication of Craigieburn Road and widening of Sunbury Road. Council and the community have been advocating for the improvements to these roads for a number of years, so this is a big win. Sport thrives in Hume A site in Broadmeadows has been earmarked for a new Rugby League Centre of Excellence. Council is proud to be partnering with the State Government, the NRL, NRL Victoria and Melbourne Storm to deliver this project. The centre will include new playing fields, high-performance facilities and an administrative base for NRL Victoria; and will pave the way for the introduction of a Melbourne Storm women's team in the new NRL Women's Premiership. Read all about it on page 13. Community sport is also set for a bright future in Hume with a substantial investment in outdoor lighting and pavilion upgrades for sporting grounds across the municipality. Full details are on page 5. Dumpers cost community There's nothing more frustrating than cleaning up someone else's mess. Dumped rubbish is damaging to the environment, disrespectful to the community and a waste of ratepayer dollars. Council offers services to help residents dispose of waste, such as the kerbside collection of waste and recycling, free hard rubbish collections and tip passes – so there's no excuse for dumping rubbish. If you have any queries about rubbish disposal, contact Hume City Council on 9205 2200 to find out more. It is easy to report dumped rubbish through the Hume City Council app, which is available on the Apple app store and Google Play. Together, we can keep our City clean and looking great. Hume Mayor, Cr Geoff Porter From the Mayor's chair

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