The City of Casey has adopted the 2019/20 Annual Report at its Council Meeting on Tuesday 20 October.
The report details the City of Casey’s progress, planning highlights and achievements, in addition to the Auditor’s report and 2019/20 financial statements.
Chair of Administrators Ms Noelene Duff PSM said the Annual Report was an important and accessible document that allowed Council to report on its progress against the Council Plan objectives and acknowledge the achievements and challenges of the past year.
“In a year like no other, the City of Casey has many wonderful achievements to look back on, and also some significant challenges that have forced us to change the way we work and be more agile and resilient than ever before,” Ms Duff said.
“Throughout 2019/20, this organisation has delivered a number of new projects and initiatives to meet the needs of our growing community, while also maintaining a high standard of service delivery for residents who rely on us every week for basic things like home care, transport, waste services, road and footpath maintenance and early years services.
“Like most municipalities across Victoria, the global COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on every part of Council’s business, yet despite this, Council staff have shifted or adapted the way they work to ensure services continue to be delivered and that our most vulnerable residents are cared for.
“I commend our staff, our many wonderful volunteers and the wider Casey community for the work you have put in and resilience you have shown in what has been an incredibly challenging year.”
In 2019/20 Council invested more than $500 million in new infrastructure and facility renewals as part of the annual capital works program. Some notable works include:
- the completion of the Casey Fields Regional Soccer Precinct
- completion of the Botanic Ridge Family and Community Centre
- completion of the Endeavour Hills Regional Skatepark
- multi-million dollar upgrades for several of our sporting pavilions to cater for the growing number of residents participating in sports.
Council also celebrated a number of significant achievements including:
- the completion of four community safety projects in Cranbourne, Berwick, Endeavour Hills and Cranbourne East
- the introduction of a live chat function on our website allowing us to provide a real-time person to person option for residents during the COVID-19 restrictions
- the adoption of the Urban Design Framework for the Casey Complex to guide the future development of that key community hub
- signing a ten-year Power Purchase Agreement to buy renewable energy from Victorian wind farms.
The full report is available at www.casey.vic.gov.au/annual-report