How the Funding Options were developed
The funding options were developed based on our 10 Year Community Plan, as well as input gathered through the Securing our Future consultation. Securing our Future is a 6-month community engagement process to raise awareness and consult the community about Council's financial sustainability. Between July and September this year, more than 400 people attended forums held across the City.
Council's consultation website www.haveyoursaylakemac.com.au was also used to gather community feedback through an online forum. Input was also sought from a community working group of 24 randomly selected yet demographically representative residents across all wards.
Forum participants were asked to identify which Council assets and services they valued most and would prioritise for future funding. Our roads and cycleways, domestic and commercial waste collection, environmental programs – especially lake and foreshore management, libraries, and park facilities were shown to be highly valued.
Results of the community engagement informed development of the three options Council is now presenting to the community for consideration.
Consultation has concluded