Get involved with the Hume City Council Budget
Where should Council spend its budget? Have your say on what services are important to you, and where you think Council needs to focus its attention.
The Hume Budget Simulator gives you the chance to better understand Council services and learn about how and where we spend money to support the Hume Community.
Our Community has a range of needs and Council services support these every day of the year.
Just like your budget at home, balancing a budget is about deciding on priorities and what's important.
Click on ‘Create your Budget’ below to get started and let us know what you think should be the priorities in the Council budget.
More information about Council services can be found by clicking on the ‘i’ icon next to the title of each service.
Whilst using the Budget Simulator you will be presented with Council’s overall annual expenditure figure for 2019/20.This covers all Council expenditure necessary to meet legislative requirements and provide good governance and includes internal costs such as fleet and equipment, accounting, information technology and human resources.
However, within the Budget Simulator you are only being asked to provide feedback on services that you have direct experience with, as follows:
• Road, Traffic & Transport Networks
• Community Engagement
• Economic Development
• Libraries, Arts & Culture
• Waste, Resource Recovery & City Appearance
• Parks, Open Space & Environment
• Community Services
• City Planning & Development
The sum of the expenditure that you allocate to the individual service areas will not equal the Council's overall budget expenditure.
Please note: a number of Council services in the Budget Simulator generate or attract revenue via fees and charges, grants or external funding which offsets against expenditure. The Budget Simulator shows expenditure for services only, not net (expenditure minus revenue).
Information received via the Budget Simulator will be included with feedback from a range of consultation activities to help inform the Council Plan and Budget for 2020/21.