Monash budget for 2023/24

Published on 09 June 2023

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Monash budget for 2023/24 includes highest ever spend on capital works

Monash Council’s budget for 2023/24 was adopted by Councillors at their meeting on 30 May 2023 and Monash Mayor, Cr Tina Samardzija, is keen for Council to begin delivery of the $132 million capital works program.

“Monash takes pride in delivering financially responsible budgets that respond to the needs of our community, set a platform for the future, and maintain our status as having the lowest rates per capita of any Council in Victoria.

“This is a budget that delivers on these commitments, as well as a $132m capital works program to deliver new community assets.

“Your money is also directed towards crucial community services like rubbish, green waste and recycling collection, maternal and child health programs, a range of inspiring community events, and much more,” said Cr Samardzija.

Highlights of the capital works program include:

  • $4.8m to construct a family and early years hub in Oakleigh South 
  • $10.5m on upkeep of roads across Monash, and $4.6m for our footpaths and cycleways
  • $9.5m on drainage improvements and programs
  • $26.6m on projects and works at our recreational, leisure and community facilities to help keep people in Monash active and connected
  • $6.7m for the upgrade of Jack Edwards Reserve pavilion in Oakleigh 
  • $26.7m towards an extension to our Bogong Car Park in Glen Waverley to create 500+ new parking spaces.

You can read the budget in full at Corporate Strategies and Plans: Budget

How the budget was informed by the community

This year, Council embarked on a different way of consulting with our community to hear what people wanted to see reflected in their budget.

This included pop-up engagement listening posts across Monash, a chance for community groups to speak directly with Councillors to pitch projects, and a brand-new deliberative engagement community panel to make sure we’re getting it right now, and in future budgets.

Thank you to everyone who took part in this process.

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