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Budget 2017-18

Council has released its 2017- 2018 Budget:

  • A record $45.7 million to build new and upgraded community infrastructure
  • The first instalment in a $162 million four year plan to deliver on the priorities of the Bayside community
  • Debt free by the end of 2017-2018
  • Rate increase of 2 per cent.

Budget highlights

  • $11.7 million to upgrade sporting pavilions at Banksia Reserve, Elsternwick Park Oval 1, Cheltenham Park, Dendy Park, Castlefield Reserve and Chisholm Reserve
  • $3.04 million upgrades to shopping centres including Sandringham Village ($2.38m) and upgrades to Hawthorn Village in Brighton East ($310k) and the Highett Road Activity Centre ($352k)
  • $3 million to start works on the exciting Dendy Street Beach Pavilion and $0.764 million for foreshore and conservation works at Sandringham foreshore and harbour precinct and the Black Rock foreshore
  • $2.2 million for footpaths and bike paths including safety improvements to the Bay Trail at Middle Brighton Baths
  • $1.189 million to upgrade playgrounds at Beach Park North Road, Dendy Park (south) and F. L. Yott Reserve
  • $1.68 million for upgrades to libraries including Sandringham Library ($1.03m) and Brighton Library ($651k)
  • $1.5 million to harvest stormwater at the Brighton Golf Course for Dendy Park
  • $0.54 million on public toilets at Elsternwick Park South and Southey St Sandringham foreshore.

Timeline

26 April

Draft budget adopted by Council

17 May

Community briefing, Bayside City Council, 76 Royal Avenue Sandringham at 6.30pm-8.30pm

26 May

Submissions close

27 June

Budget adopted

Document

Budget 2017-18 (PDF, 2.53MB)

Budget 2017-18 (DOCX, 2.28MB)