Budget Bites - Week 3 Families, Children and Youth

Maribyrnong City Council aims to deliver a responsible and balanced budget that maintains excellence in service delivery, provides a strong capital program and is responsive to the growing needs of our community.

The Budget has been developed in line with Council’s Long Term Financial Strategy and the Council Plan 2017-21 to ensure a sustainable future.

The Proposed Annual Budget 2020-21 of $149.7 million includes a robust capital program valued at $52.241 million.

BUDGET HIGHLIGHTS – FAMILY, CHILDREN AND YOUTH SERVICES

A total of $935,044 has been proposed for the 2020/21 Budget for Early Years Services.

The Early Years team is responsible for the delivery of services and facilities focused on infants and young children, engaging the local service sector to deliver the Maribyrnong Children, Young People and their Families Strategy. The team administers registrations for long day child care, kindergarten and other programs in partnership with local education and care services. Early Years delivers community development projects such as the Family Strengthening Strategy.

Maternal and Child Health

A total of $3,394,913 has been proposed for the 2020/21 Budget for Maternal and Child Health Services.

Maternal Child Health service provides assessments, support, referrals and parent education for families with pre-school aged children. Families are given 10 key ages and stages assessments and consultations. Maternal Child Health will provide support to those experiencing domestic violence and delivers an enhanced service for children and families at risk. Maternal Child Health establishes new parents groups, provides breast feeding support and delivers free immunisation programs.

Youth Services

A total of $1,197,993 has been proposed for the 2020/21 Budget for Youth Services

Youth Services works to enhance and promote positive development, wellbeing outcomes and civic participation of young people aged 12-25 years. Youth Services provide strategic planning, advocacy and partnerships to support young people including the management of Phoenix Youth Hub.

Capital Works

  • $12.535 million has been allocated in proposed capital works/upgrades for parks, open space and streetscapes.
  • $1.791 million has been allocated in proposed capital works/upgrades for recreational, leisure and community facilities.
  • $270k has been allocated for the annual early years facility playground upgrade program.
  • $20k has been allocated for Parks Playground maintenance.

The proposed budget is now on exhibition for community feedback and you are invited to have your say.

Find out more about the proposed Budget, review the budget documents and have your say here:

https://www.yourcityyourvoice.com.au/budget-2018-21

Maribyrnong City Council aims to deliver a responsible and balanced budget that maintains excellence in service delivery, provides a strong capital program and is responsive to the growing needs of our community.

The Budget has been developed in line with Council’s Long Term Financial Strategy and the Council Plan 2017-21 to ensure a sustainable future.

The Proposed Annual Budget 2020-21 of $149.7 million includes a robust capital program valued at $52.241 million.

BUDGET HIGHLIGHTS – FAMILY, CHILDREN AND YOUTH SERVICES

A total of $935,044 has been proposed for the 2020/21 Budget for Early Years Services.

The Early Years team is responsible for the delivery of services and facilities focused on infants and young children, engaging the local service sector to deliver the Maribyrnong Children, Young People and their Families Strategy. The team administers registrations for long day child care, kindergarten and other programs in partnership with local education and care services. Early Years delivers community development projects such as the Family Strengthening Strategy.

Maternal and Child Health

A total of $3,394,913 has been proposed for the 2020/21 Budget for Maternal and Child Health Services.

Maternal Child Health service provides assessments, support, referrals and parent education for families with pre-school aged children. Families are given 10 key ages and stages assessments and consultations. Maternal Child Health will provide support to those experiencing domestic violence and delivers an enhanced service for children and families at risk. Maternal Child Health establishes new parents groups, provides breast feeding support and delivers free immunisation programs.

Youth Services

A total of $1,197,993 has been proposed for the 2020/21 Budget for Youth Services

Youth Services works to enhance and promote positive development, wellbeing outcomes and civic participation of young people aged 12-25 years. Youth Services provide strategic planning, advocacy and partnerships to support young people including the management of Phoenix Youth Hub.

Capital Works

  • $12.535 million has been allocated in proposed capital works/upgrades for parks, open space and streetscapes.
  • $1.791 million has been allocated in proposed capital works/upgrades for recreational, leisure and community facilities.
  • $270k has been allocated for the annual early years facility playground upgrade program.
  • $20k has been allocated for Parks Playground maintenance.

The proposed budget is now on exhibition for community feedback and you are invited to have your say.

Find out more about the proposed Budget, review the budget documents and have your say here:

https://www.yourcityyourvoice.com.au/budget-2018-21