Hume Pride

Hume Pride Spring 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. As my term as Mayor draws to a close, I have found myself reflecting on the great things that happened in Hume over the past year. Although it is my third time in the Mayor's chair, it never gets any less exciting working within the community to help it develop and grow. In November 2017, when I was sworn in as Mayor, I knew I had a lot to look forward to. Here are some of the highlights from my mayoral term. Building a better Hume Council and the State Government have started the ball rolling on the delivery of 0.75 hectares of open space at the former Broadmeadows Primary School site. Council has proposed that we will fund $1 million towards park amenities and management, while the State Government retains land ownership. This could be a great outcome for the community. The redevelopment of Broadmeadows Town Hall and the construction of the new Hume Global Learning Centre in Sunbury are also well underway, and I look forward to seeing these projects finalised next year. Helping sport thrive Hume's commitment to providing inclusive facilities saw the 2018 ITF Melbourne Wheelchair Tennis Open hosted at the Hume Tennis and Community Centre. Additionally, female-friendly and accessible amenities and improved outdoor lighting also continue to be installed at existing facilities across the municipality. Opportunities for young leaders Young people are a vital part of our community, and Council continues to provide opportunities by expanding the Youth Leadership Programs. I had the pleasure of mentoring Council's first Youth Mayor and Youth Deputy Mayor, two local year 10 students who were selected for an internship at Council during Victorian Youth Week in April. First Australian recycled road It was exciting to see Hume spark national interest in May 2018 when the first Australian road made from recycled materials was unveiled in Craigieburn. It is made from 200,000 pieces of soft plastic, 63,000 glass bottles, toner from more than 4,500 used printer cartridges and 50 tonnes of recycled asphalt. The road, a partnership between Council, Downer, Close The Loop and RED Group, has set a new standard in sustainability. However, there continues to be challenges when it comes to dumped rubbish. In 2017/18, 4,250 tonnes of illegally dumped materials were removed by Council workers at a cost of $1.8 million. We continue to call on the community to report illegal dumping and understand where and how waste can be disposed. Crowd-drawing events Another great events season saw Council host nine events and festivals from November 2017 through until April 2018, attracting more than 30,000 attendees from across the municipality and beyond. I was also proud to see an ANZAC Day Service hosted at Broadmeadows Town Park Memorial in commemoration of the ANZAC Centenary. I'd like to thank the community, council officers and my fellow Councillors for their efforts. We will continue to make Hume City a great place to live. Cr Geoff Porter, Mayor of Hume From the Mayor's chair

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