Proposed Budget - 2017/2018

Each financial year Council adopts a budget to provide services and programs to our community.

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Budget highlights at a glance

Community facilities

  • Planning for Child and Family Centres in Drysdale and Corio.
  • Redeveloping community hubs in Cloverdale and Rosewall.
  • Designing a new integrated aquatic and leisure centre to replace the old Waterworld facility, including a new Corio library and community hall, and as part of the Northern ARC project.
Sport and recreation facilities
  • Flinders Peak Reserve (Corio) – new pavilion for rugby union and gridiron
  • St Albans Football Netball Club – netball court upgrade
  • Waterworld (Norlane) outdoor area and activities upgrade
  • Leisuretime Centre (Norlane)  – new synthetic pitch
  • Planning work to replace the Goldsworthy Reserve (Corio) athletics track
  • Winter Reserve and McDonald Reserve (Belmont) change rooms upgrade
  • Anakie Recreation Reserve clubrooms upgrade
  • Grovedale Football and Netball Club scoreboard and storage facility upgrade
  • Kardinia Pool – lighting and pool maintenance audit
  • Kardinia and Lara Pool blankets replacement
  • Improve disability access at Lara Golf Club
  • Removal of 6ft high fencing at Ocean Grove Memorial Reserve
  • Queens Park irrigation upgrade (10-year plan) to maintain greens and fairways
  • Ocean Grove Memorial Reserve perimeter fencing replacement
  • Herne Hill Reserve Masterplan upgrades

Revitalising Central Geelong and our Waterfront
  • Progressing the Revitalising Central Geelong action plan projects, primarily the Johnstone Park tiered raingarden.
  • Eastern Beach swimming enclosure: replacement of the bars that protect swimmers from sharks and stingrays.
  • Geelong Waterfront bay walk rebuild (between sailing school and Eastern Beach Reserve).
  • Eastern Beach Mineral Spa and Wellness Centre: expression of interest.
  • Beach House, Eastern Beach: disability access and safety repairs.

Environment and waste
  • Drysdale: construction of a new landfill cell.
  • Beacon Point Reserve, Clifton Springs: beach access investigation.
  • Green organics processing facility in Anakie: set  up works.
  • Ramblers Road, Portarlington: foreshore protection works.
  • Griggs Creek, Clifton Springs: rehabilitation and revegetation.
  • Sparrovale Wetlands, Armstrong Creek: management plan.
  • The Dell, Clifton Springs: Artificial reef and underwater sculpture park.

Planning for the future
  • Land acquisitions for future community facilities.
  • Planning for northern and western growth areas.
  • Old Geelong Gaol and Hospital Precinct: master plan.
  • Pakington Street, Geelong West: beautification designs.
  • Drysdale Town Square: designs

Economic Development
  • Agribusiness Strategy
  • Business incubator/entrepreneurial support
  • Small Business Festival support

How we spend your rates

Here’s a breakdown showing how every $100 will be spent in the 2017-18 proposed budget.

Where we'll spend your rates

Maps highlighting the 2017-2018 proposed Investment in civil/community infrastructure:

Page last updated: Friday, 5 May 2017