Hume Pride

Hume Pride Winter 2019

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2 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. 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. Mayor's Message As a resident and as Mayor of Hume City, I want to see that our community has access to the services, facilities and infrastructure that we need. Our recently adopted Council Plan 2017–21 (2019/2020 Actions) and Budget 2019/2020 detail how Council plans to deliver on these needs. Highlights for the year ahead include the completion of the new Hume Global Learning Centre – Sunbury and Town Hall Broadmeadows, a new amenity crew to keep our City cleaner as well as investment in our roads, footpaths, sporting facilities, parks and essential services such as preschool, libraries and waste collection. More information about the Council Plan and Budget can be found on pages six and seven. I am also pleased that, under the recent state budget, the Victorian Government allocated $2 billion to upgrade the Sunbury Train Line over the next five years and will fund the construction of new schools in Merrifield and Greenvale. Disappointingly, there are also critical projects that missed out on funding. Council shares the community's frustration that little has been done by the Victorian Government to overhaul our waste system and address the issue of illegal chemical storage, and that a redevelopment of the Broadmeadows Train Station has not been funded. These are issues that need to be addressed immediately. The condition of the Broadmeadows Train Station is unacceptable and the wellbeing of our community cannot be continuously compromised by factory fires resulting from poorly managed recycling and illegal chemical storage. You can read more about these issues on pages three and five. Council continues to advocate to all levels of government to ensure the needs of our community are met. You can help make our calls for action louder by joining Hume Advocates online and on social media – read on for more information. I hope you enjoy this edition of Hume Pride. Cr Carly Moore Mayor of Hume

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