Participatory Budgeting 2019/20

How would you spend the City of Bayswater's operating budget?

This year, Council has adopted participatory budgeting and is inviting the community to help inform the City's annual operating budget for the 2019/20 financial year. Community engagement commenced in November 2018 and has recently concluded with the PB Community Panel. You can check out the phases of the project here.

What have we done?

The first phase of community engagement involved the online Budget Allocator tool. We heard from 250 community members and you can read about the outcomes of this process in the Budget Allocator Report.

The second phase of the project comprised of a community panel to look at the budget in more detail. Thirty one independently recruited panelists used community feedback, strategic documents, financial data and presentations from City staff to help form budget recommendations from February - March 2019. The final recommendations were presented to Council on Saturday 16th of March.

Where are we now?

In the preparation of this year’s draft Budget, Council gave careful consideration to the recommendations made by the community panel, alongside strategies committed to in the City's Strategic Community Plan 2017-2027 and other guiding information. To find out more about the process, view the Participatory Budgeting explained brochure in the document library.

You can now view the City’s Draft Budget 2019/20 and the Recommendations Report provided by the community panel in the document library.

On 2 July a meeting will be held at the Civic Centre to adopt the City’s annual budget. A meeting agenda will be available on the City’s website prior to the meeting.

Thank you to all who have participated in the project.


How would you spend the City of Bayswater's operating budget?

This year, Council has adopted participatory budgeting and is inviting the community to help inform the City's annual operating budget for the 2019/20 financial year. Community engagement commenced in November 2018 and has recently concluded with the PB Community Panel. You can check out the phases of the project here.

What have we done?

The first phase of community engagement involved the online Budget Allocator tool. We heard from 250 community members and you can read about the outcomes of this process in the Budget Allocator Report.

The second phase of the project comprised of a community panel to look at the budget in more detail. Thirty one independently recruited panelists used community feedback, strategic documents, financial data and presentations from City staff to help form budget recommendations from February - March 2019. The final recommendations were presented to Council on Saturday 16th of March.

Where are we now?

In the preparation of this year’s draft Budget, Council gave careful consideration to the recommendations made by the community panel, alongside strategies committed to in the City's Strategic Community Plan 2017-2027 and other guiding information. To find out more about the process, view the Participatory Budgeting explained brochure in the document library.

You can now view the City’s Draft Budget 2019/20 and the Recommendations Report provided by the community panel in the document library.

On 2 July a meeting will be held at the Civic Centre to adopt the City’s annual budget. A meeting agenda will be available on the City’s website prior to the meeting.

Thank you to all who have participated in the project.


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    Community Panel Expression of Interest

    Thank you for your interest in this exciting opportunity to be a part of the Participatory Budgeting Community Panel.

    Please note that in order to be involved, you will be required to attend an introductory meeting on the evening of 13 February 2019 and to attend workshops on the following dates:

    Saturday & Sunday 16 and 17 February 2019 (9am - 4pm)

    Saturday 16 March 2019 (half day - 9am - 12.30pm)

    Panellists will receive a sitting fee and catering will be provided at each session.

    Please include all requested information below, as this is required to randomly select a

    Thank you for your interest in this exciting opportunity to be a part of the Participatory Budgeting Community Panel.

    Please note that in order to be involved, you will be required to attend an introductory meeting on the evening of 13 February 2019 and to attend workshops on the following dates:

    Saturday & Sunday 16 and 17 February 2019 (9am - 4pm)

    Saturday 16 March 2019 (half day - 9am - 12.30pm)

    Panellists will receive a sitting fee and catering will be provided at each session.

    Please include all requested information below, as this is required to randomly select a representative sample of people.

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