Big Wins In Quarterly Report

Wyndham City continues to deliver key services and infrastructure for residents, despite tough economic conditions and increased costs.

In its quarterly report for the period January to March, Council has completed a number of key initiatives – all designed to improve the liveability, health and welfare of residents.

Key projects that have been delivered in this quarter include the Truganina Creek Community Centre, which includes a library lounge, and the Lollypop Creek Community Centre in Werribee (formerly known as Black Forest Road South Community Centre). Services at both facilities are due to begin next month.]

Council has also constructed 13.5 kilometres of new roads.

Construction has also commenced on the AFL/Cricket/Netball Pavilion at Galvin Park (Werribee), and Stage One works at the Jamieson Way Community Centre in Point Cook. This includes an additional kindergarten, upgrading the maternal and child health facilities and the redevelopment of community spaces.

But it’s not just about infrastructure. Council has committed to delivering a raft of service initiatives in 2023/24. Currently 38 (73 per cent) of these are progressing on schedule, 11 (21 per cent) have been completed and just three (6 per cent) are progressing behind schedule.

Among initiatives delivered to residents during the third quarter are:

• 8,851 immunisations administered (+93%)

• 8,371 Key Ages and Stages Maternal and Child Health visits undertaken (+16%)

• 143 New premises registered (+23%)

• 55 Food sampling program completed for the calendar year or 20% (+43%)

• 396 New young people attending programs (+46%)

• 158 Youth programs delivered with 3,900 young people attending (+144% attendance)

• 20 Youth events delivered with 3,669 young people attending (+114% attendance)

• 46 Arts and Culture Programs delivered with 335,597 attendees (+2568%)

• 3 Events held, including LIT, Park Lounge and Australia Day, with 81,930 attendees (+27%)

• 395 Pool safety inspections (+148%)

Wyndham Mayor Cr Jennie Barrera said: “The Community Report for this quarter demonstrates that the team at Council have been working diligently to meet our goals.”

“As we come to the end of this Council term, we aim to finish what we started and continue to build the infrastructure and deliver the services to cater for our ever-growing population.”

“Over this Council term, we have delivered 250 capital works projects, including $100 million in road upgrades, 15 new and upgraded sports facilities, seven community centres and 400 kilometres of new footpaths.”

“Satisfaction with Wyndham City Council’s overall performance has increased significantly over the past 12 months, up eight per cent on last year to record a score of 7.1 out of 10 (up from 6.6 last year).”

“This reflects Wyndham City’s focus on getting the important things right – including service delivery, governance and leadership, and providing our residents with the facilities they need, close to home.”

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