We see community consultation as a vital part of its decision-making process. Consultation involves the community in our planning and activities and helps us to understand the community's priorities and issues.
We have adopted six steps to guide community consultation. The six steps are set out below in the attached document.
Consultation six steps [PDF 15Kb]
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN under Section 129 and Section 125 of the Local Government Act 1989 (‘Act’) that Glen Eira City Council (‘Council’) has prepared a proposed Budget for the financial year 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014 and a draft Council Plan (which includes the Strategic Resource Plan).
The Budget contains the following proposed rates and charges Council intends to declare in respect of the 2013–14 financial year:
The proposed quantum of rates for cultural and recreational land in 2013–14 is $386,675.
The proposed total amount to be raised in rates and service charges for the financial year is $85,522,908 after the Council Pension Rebate ($86,080,282 before Council Pension Rebate).
The 2013–14 Budget maintains the total Pensioner Rebate at $270 per annum.
Copies of the proposed Budget will be available for inspection, from 9 May 2013 up to and including 6 June 2013, at the following locations:
A copy of the Budget is also available below:
Draft 2013–14 Budget [PDF 2.7Mb]
A copy of the Council Plan can also be obtained from Council’s Service Centre and libraries. A copy is also available on Council’s website below:
Community Plan [PDF 7.46Mb]
Draft Community Plan Actions 2013–2014 [PDF 161Kb]
Draft Strategic Resource Plan 2013–2014 to 2022–2023 [PDF 2Mb]
In connection with the 2013–14 Budget, an information session will be held for the public on 27 May 2013. The meeting will commence at 6.30pm in the Caulfield Cup Room, Glen Eira Town Hall, corner Glen Eira and Hawthorn Roads, Caulfield.
Any person has a right to make a submission on any proposal contained in the proposed Budget or Council Plan. Any person wishing to make a written submission on the proposed Budget or Council Plan must lodge the submission before 5pm on 6 June 2013.
A person making a submission is entitled to request in the submission that the person wishes to appear in person, or to be represented by a person specified in the submission, at a meeting to be heard in support of the submission.
Budget submissions should be marked ‘Budget Submission’ and addressed to: Chief Financial Officer.
Council Plan submissions should be marked ‘Council Plan Submission’ and addressed to: Director, Community Services.
All submissions should be sent to Glen Eira City Council, PO Box 42 Caulfield South 3162. Submissions may also be delivered to the Council’s Service Centre, Glen Eira Town Hall, corner Glen Eira and Hawthorn Roads, Caulfield.
All submissions will be considered in accordance with Section 223 of the Act. Submissions made under section 223 of the Act are not confidential and:
Council will consider all submissions received to the above proposals at the Ordinary Council Meeting to be held in the Council Chamber, Glen Eira Town Hall, corner Glen Eira and Hawthorn Roads, Caulfield on Tuesday 11 June 2013. The meeting commences at 7.30pm. Any person who has made a written submission to Council and requested that he or she be heard in support of their written submission is entitled to appear and be heard in person or by the representative specified in the submission on their behalf at this Council meeting.
Any person requiring further information concerning the Budget, or the making of a written submission should contact Council’s Chief Financial Officer, Peter Swabey on 9524 3333.
For the Council Plan contact Council’s Director Community Services, Peter Jones on 9524 3333.
Subject to any amendments resulting from the submissions, the Budget for 2013–14 and the Council Plan will be considered for adoption at the Special Council Meeting to be held in the Council Chamber, Glen Eira Town Hall, corner Glen Eira and Hawthorn Roads, Caulfield, on Tuesday 25 June 2013. The meeting commences at 7.30pm.
Chief Executive Officer
Council is currently in the process of updating the Open Space Strategy for the municipality. The Strategy will guide the future provision, design and management of public open space over the next 10 to 15 years. Open space includes public parks, gardens, reserves and urban squares.
Council last developed an Open Space Strategy in 1998 shortly after Council amalgamations, and it has positively influenced the development, policy and management of Glen Eira’s enviable parks and gardens.
In the coming years as the residential population in the municipality grows, open space will become more heavily used, and there will be a need for careful balance in future design, provision and management of open space.
Thank you to everyone who completed and Open Space Strategy Survey recently. The survey will help inform the development of a draft Strategy which will be available for comment later in the year.
If you have any questions about the Open Space Strategy please contact Recreation Services on 9524 3333, email@example.com or visit the Have your say — Open Space Strategy website.
Corner Glen Eira and Hawthorn Roads
PO Box 42 Caulfield South 3162
Telephone 03 9524 3333
TTY 03 9524 3496
Facsimile 03 9523 0339