Panel to consider submissions

Tuesday, 11 June 2019

A Council panel is considering more than 50 submissions on a range of topics relating to the 2019-2020 Budget and Council Plan update.

A Submissions Review Panel, chaired by Cr Stephanie Asher, met at City Hall last week to consider 52 written public submissions.

It will now determine items for recommendation to Council, ahead of the adoption of the Budget and Council Plan update 2019-20.

All submitters received an invitation to attend the panel hearing and speak to their specific matter.

Among those to present to the panel were:

  • Avalon Airport, which requested funding improvements to Beach Road, Avalon
  • Barwon Heads Football and Netball Club, which sought funding support for its ground maintenance
  • Friends of Kevin Hoffman Walk, which requested funding to employ a part-time horticulturalist
  • Geelong Gallery, which called for investment in an updated business case for the gallery’s expansion into City Hall space and
  • Ocean Grove Cobras Junior Football Club, which sought matching funding for the development of a pavilion at Collendina Reserve.

Council will receive a report containing recommendations from the Submissions Review Panel.

The report will be considered when the Council meets to adopt the Budget and Council Plan update on 25 June 2019.

The outcomes of all submissions will be provided to submitters in writing following the meeting.

Councillor Stephanie Asher - Chair Budget Submissions Review Panel

Thanks to all the community members who took the time to provide a submission and to those who presented directly to us.

It’s good to see so many people making the most of their opportunity to participate in this important process.

The council will now carefully consider all submissions before we make a final decision on the Budget and Council Plan update later this month.

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