The 2021–2025 Council Plan and Budget was adopted by Council on 28 June.


About the plan

In a first for Frankston City, the Council Plan and Budget have been incorporated together to form the draft 2021-2025 Council Plan and Budget. This document will be updated annually for the next four years.

To meet Local Government Act 2020 requirements, key principles need to be considered regarding governance, community engagement, public transparency, strategic planning, financial management and service performance.

Council Plan

Our Council Plan sets out the four year vision for the city and the outcomes Council wants to achieve over that period. These outcomes align with key focus areas identified in the Community Vision Frankston City 2040.

Our Council Plan identifies key priorities and initiatives aimed at working towards the six future outcomes that will set the strategic direction for Frankston City.

  • HEALTHY AND SAFE COMMUNITIES
  • COMMUNITY STRENGTH
  • SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENT
  • WELL PLANNED & LIVEABLE CITY
  • THRIVING ECONOMY
  • PROGRESSIVE AND ENGAGED CITY

The Council Plan plays a vital role in shaping Frankston City’s future, as it identifies both challenges and opportunities for our community and it forms the basis for Council to make decisions regarding resources and priorities in response to community needs and aspirations.

Budget

Under the Local Government Act 2020, a Budget must be prepared every year and submitted to the Minister for Local Government.

The 2021–2022 the Budget provides nearly $260 million to fund service delivery and key projects — this includes over $66 million for our capital works program.

The draft Budget also builds on the support we have already provided to our community, with an updated COVID-19 Recovery Package boosted to $8.198 million

This four year Budget aligns with the initiatives and actions set out by the Council Plan. This Plan meets the legislative requirements under the Local Government Act 2020 for a Council Plan and Budget.