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Hume Pride Autumn 2018

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2 Download your online copy today Contact Us EVENTS SEASON Our City has been a lively place over the past few months, with thousands of you attending our community events. We still have one major event coming up – the Broadmeadows Street Festival. Tanderrum Way in Broadmeadows will once again provide the perfect backdrop to free performances and entertainment, putting the cultural heart of Broadmeadows on show for all. Check out page 13 for more details. So far, the feedback for our events has been overwhelmingly positive. We are looking forward to bringing you even more fun for the 2018/19 events and festival season. KEEP RECYCLING With the recent news of China no longer accepting certain recycled materials, I'm pleased to say that our recycling services will continue unchanged. I thank the Victorian Government for their $13 million support package for councils that will help give us more time to come up with a longer-term solution. I encourage you all to continue sorting your waste and putting the recycling bin out on the regular collection day. Where possible try to reduce or reuse to avoid contents being sent to landfill, which is the most expensive and least environmentally-friendly solution. You can help by: • preventing waste from the start • continuing to recycle as normal • buying Australian recycled products. If you aren't sure about what you can recycle, visit Hume residents have a great record when it comes to recycling and it is crucial that we all maintain the recycling habits we have built over the years. DRAFT COUNCIL PLAN AND BUDGET More than 1,200 residents shared with us their thoughts, concerns and wishes for Hume City. This information is currently helping us to update the Council Plan and Budget for 2018/19 so that we can continue to provide the right services, programs and infrastructure to the community. While Council is still reviewing and considering your feedback, I am pleased to say that over the last 12 months we have seen an improvement in our overall community satisfaction score. It won't surprise many that traffic and parking management continues to be our residents' top priority, and Council will continue to advocate strongly to the Victorian Government for further investment in major road infrastructure upgrades. In our current budget, Council doubled its investment in responding to parking issues in narrow streets, and this year Council will be looking for further initiatives to improve our performance in this area. Council will be endorsing a draft Council Plan and Budget for further community consultation in late April, and I would encourage all residents to take the time to review these important documents and provide feedback before they're finalised. Keep an eye on our website and social media for more news on when these will be available. Enjoy autumn in Hume. I hope to see many of you out at the Broadmeadows Street Festival on Sunday 8 April. Cr Geoff Porter, Mayor of Hume From the Mayor's chair 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. Read it now by visiting 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.

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