Frankston City annual Budget adopted

Published on 14 June 2022

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Frankston City Council’s annual budget 2022–2023 has been adopted following community consultation and public submissions.

The 2022-2023 budget includes the largest investment in capital works to date ($91.6 million) signalling Council’s commitment to delivering city shaping projects to drive Frankston as a destination of opportunity, growth and change.

“This year’s budget includes significant investments in drainage, roads, footpaths, sporting and recreational facilities with Councillors working together to identify the key priorities for Frankston in line with our Community Vision 2040,” Mayor Nathan Conroy said.

“Council is also committed to supporting the community in a post COVID-19 environment and do that we must invest in the reactivation of the city together with supporting the most vulnerable in our community.

“This Budget and our Council Plan initiatives balance community relief and support with economic stimulus for the city.”

Major projects in 2022/2023 (Total of $45.73M)

  • Jubilee Park Indoor Stadium Redevelopment - $19.97M
  • Kevin Collopy Pavilion - $2.21M
  • Eric Bell Pavilion - $2.65M
  • Lloyd Park Pavilion - $5.00M
  • Healthy Futures Hub - $3.53M
  • Frankston Yacht Club - $1.40M
  • Ballam Park Regional Play Place - $2.05M
  • Ballam Park Lake - $1.25M
  • Kananook Commuter Car Park - $3.80M
  • Barretts Road Construction - $2.05M
  • LXRA Community Asset Program - $1.00M
  • Seaford Wetland Bridge - $1.35M

As the COVID-19 recovery continues, Council has set also aside funds for initiatives to reactivate the municipality, support businesses, provide relief for the most vulnerable in the community and keep the community safe.

Initiatives include:

Reactivating Frankston
Destination events attraction program $0.250 million
Positioning Frankston as a destination city $0.10 million

Enhancing existing Council run events $0.250 million
Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre (FMAC) revitalisation program $0.060 million

Supporting businesses
Frankston Business Chamber $0.13 million
Business concierge $0.11 million

Investment Attraction $153,292

Industry Development $20,000

Buy Local $5,000

Commercial Activities $5,000

Business Support $23,270

LYNDA On-line learning $25,437

Various Economic Stimulus Grants:

  • Invest Frankston Business Grants $180,000
  • Night Time Economy $120,000
  • Shop Activation and Facade Improvements $10,000

Community relief and support
Community Support Frankston additional $0.175 million for 2 years and Council will urgently advocate on their behalf to restore Federal Government funding for this valuable community resource.
Community grant program enhancement $0.21 million

Creating a safer community
Safer community rapid response team $0.34 million plus a vehicle $0.060 million

Sustainable environment
Urban Forest Precinct Plans (Frankston/Karingal and FMAC) $0.40 million
Climate and Sustainability Officer $0.12 million
Coastal Marine management plan $0.40 million

Waste initiatives
Waste Circularity Master Plan Implementation $1 million
Closed Landfill Aftercare Management $0.85 million
Advanced Waste Processing Solution $0.08 million

Public consultation on the draft budget took place from 27 April 2022 to 24 May 2022 including a series of pop-up information sessions across the City’s suburbs as well as the opportunity to make written submissions.

Council received 21 written budget submissions with 15 submitters heard by Council on 20 May 2022.