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News from the Chamber – September 2022

An update from the most recent Council Meeting that took place on 20 September 2022.

More information is available at 2022 Council Meeting Agendas and Minutes.

Financial Statements 2021/2022 and Performance Statement 2021/2022

Council noted and approved, in principle, the Financial Statements 2021/2022 and Performance Statement 2021/2022, prior to forwarding the statements to the Victorian Auditor-General. This is in preparation for the 2021/2022 Annual Report.

The Local Government Act 2020 requires Council to submit for auditing, the Financial Statements 2021/2022 and Performance Statement 2021/2022, to the Victorian Auditor-General’s Office, at the end of the financial year.

The Financial Statements and Performance Statements have been prepared in accordance with all necessary authorities, Acts and Regulations.

Governance Report Sept 2022

Council considered a summary of recent Governance activity.

This included a report on the exercise of delegated authority, Councillor Representatives and delegates reports from committees and records of informal meetings of Councillors.

In addition Council:

  • Approved ‘in principle’ the 2021/2022 Financial Statements and Performance Statement
  • Approved the 2021/2022 Report of Operations and Governance and Management Checklist for exhibition in the Brimbank Annual Report and the Know Your Council website
  • Noted the 2021/2022 Audit and Risk Committee Annual Report
  • Approved a Grant Application to the Victorian Government’s Universal Design Funding Round 2022 for $500,000 for an upgrade of Kevin Flint Memorial Reserve, Cairnlea in 2023/2024, noting if successful Council will be required to allocate funding of $500,000 in the 2023/2024 Annual Budget

European Festival

Brimbank Council  prepared a report in response to a Notice of Motion at the April 2022 Council Meeting, for a European festival in Keilor.

After calculating the costs of this proposed event to be over $163,000 and considering Council’s role in supporting community events under the Festival and Events Policy and Strategy 2022-2025, Council has recommended that it:

  • incorporate a European theme into the Keilor December to Remember event in 2022
  • continue to promote the Annual Community Grants Program to local traders, associations and other groups in Keilor and invite them to apply.

This supports the Council Plan 2021-2025 strategic direction and objective of People and Community – A welcoming, safe and supported community – An inclusive place for all.

Notices of Motion

At the Council Meeting on 20 September 2022, four Notices of Motion were carried, which were:

  • Brimbank and Aquatic Wellness Centre Fees – raised by Cr Maria Kerr
  • Ongoing Fire at the Barro Group’s Sunshine Landfill – raised by Cr Virginia Tachos
  • Brimbank Park Access – raised by Cr Virginia Tachos
  • Waiver of Penalty Interest – raised by Cr Trung Luu

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