Your Budget Requests 2019-20

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Consultation has concluded

Background

In October 2018, the City invited resident groups to submit up to five projects for consideration for funding during the 2019-20 financial year. We asked the groups to prioritise them by numbering them with one being highest priority. Thank you to our resident groups and your members for having input into the budget process. Many groups conducted polls on Facebook or discussed their priority projects at resident meetings.

Assessment

The City assessed the projects in priority order – giving higher priority to those labelled as priority one and two.

We excluded expensive projects such as toilet blocks and major road changes this year. The suggestions were discussed with the City’s Facilities and Engineering staff for future consideration. We assessed the requests against the City’s policies and Council adopted plans. We have provided a cost estimate for some requests.

Given that the City’s budget is limited, higher priority was given to projects and activities that Council has already agreed to provide or build/maintain in line with community feedback and Council decisions in our Corporate Business Plan.

This table shows all projects submitted by resident groups. The colour coding below shows those projects put forward to the City’s budget discussions in April 2019 and those that can be funded from existing budget allocations:

  • Green: Supportive. Will be included in budget discussions for 2019-20.
  • Orange: Funded in 2018-19 budget.
  • Blue: No funding for 2019-20. Residents group to followup and discuss with City officers.
  • Red: Listed already in 2019-20 budget.
  • Purple: Not supported. Will not be included in the budget discussions for 2019-20. Clarification provided about why not supported.

Update on Progress of Community Submissions

The outcome is that:

  • 19 projects are supported for inclusion in the 2019-20 budget papers for consideration (green).
  • 11 projects are already included in the 2018-19 budget (orange).
  • 1 project already in the 2019-20 budget pack (red).
  • 20 for possible inclusion in future budgets and referred back to residents groups for follow-up (blue).
  • 18 not funded, with reasons provided (purple).

Overall the cost for the 19 projects supported to go forward for consideration totals $347,000.

Background

In October 2018, the City invited resident groups to submit up to five projects for consideration for funding during the 2019-20 financial year. We asked the groups to prioritise them by numbering them with one being highest priority. Thank you to our resident groups and your members for having input into the budget process. Many groups conducted polls on Facebook or discussed their priority projects at resident meetings.

Assessment

The City assessed the projects in priority order – giving higher priority to those labelled as priority one and two.

We excluded expensive projects such as toilet blocks and major road changes this year. The suggestions were discussed with the City’s Facilities and Engineering staff for future consideration. We assessed the requests against the City’s policies and Council adopted plans. We have provided a cost estimate for some requests.

Given that the City’s budget is limited, higher priority was given to projects and activities that Council has already agreed to provide or build/maintain in line with community feedback and Council decisions in our Corporate Business Plan.

This table shows all projects submitted by resident groups. The colour coding below shows those projects put forward to the City’s budget discussions in April 2019 and those that can be funded from existing budget allocations:

  • Green: Supportive. Will be included in budget discussions for 2019-20.
  • Orange: Funded in 2018-19 budget.
  • Blue: No funding for 2019-20. Residents group to followup and discuss with City officers.
  • Red: Listed already in 2019-20 budget.
  • Purple: Not supported. Will not be included in the budget discussions for 2019-20. Clarification provided about why not supported.

Update on Progress of Community Submissions

The outcome is that:

  • 19 projects are supported for inclusion in the 2019-20 budget papers for consideration (green).
  • 11 projects are already included in the 2018-19 budget (orange).
  • 1 project already in the 2019-20 budget pack (red).
  • 20 for possible inclusion in future budgets and referred back to residents groups for follow-up (blue).
  • 18 not funded, with reasons provided (purple).

Overall the cost for the 19 projects supported to go forward for consideration totals $347,000.