Yesterday the Ombudsman tabled a report in Parliament — Investigation into three councils’ outsourcing of parking fine internal reviews. The report makes three recommendations for reform to the State Government and two recommendations for the three councils subject to the review — including Glen Eira City Council.
Our focus for the next year is to continue to deliver on the projects and services that make our City a great place to live and respond to the challenges we are currently facing.
As part of the Budget, Council has allocated funding of $40 million ($597 per property) for projects covering all aspects of community life, including: strategic projects ($4.34 million); business transformation ($1.11 million); recreation and open space ($9.33 million); community facilities ($3.5 million); sustainability ($570,000); community safety ($1.26 million); and renewal projects ($19.95 million).
The average rates per assessment for 2019–2020 are estimated at $1,419, and residential garbage charges have been set at:
- Large 240 litre waste charge — $441 (including an estimated $49 state levy) ($416 in 2018–19).
- Small 120 litre waste charge — $220 (including an estimated $25 state levy) ($207 in 2018–19).
- Residential flat shared bins (240 litre) waste charge — $220 per assessment (including an estimated $25 state levy) ($207 in 2018–19).
- 240 litre family bin — $292 (including an estimated $49 state levy) ($279 in 2018–19).
- Medical 240 litre waste charge — $220 (including an estimated $49 state levy) ($207 in 2018–19).
- Litter management charge — $60 ($56 in 2018–19).
- Additional recycling bin — $38 ($30 in 2018–19).
- Additional green waste bin — $38 ($30 in 2018–19).
Council would like to thank all residents who contributed to the Budget process during public meetings. All submissions and comments were considered when deciding the final Budget.