Submissions now closed.

Bayside City Council at its meeting on 23 April 2019 adopted in principle the following documents:

  • Proposed Council Plan 2017-21 (2019 Review): outlining the key strategic objectives for Council;
  • Strategic Resource Plan 2019-20 to 2022-23: outlining the financial and non-financial resources required to achieve the strategic objectives as outlined in the Council Plan; and
  • Proposed Annual Budget 2019-20: outlining the services and initiatives to be funded for 2019-20 financial year.

Copies of these documents can be downloaded on the right of this page (Document library), from Council’s website or viewed at:

  • Corporate Centre, 76 Royal Avenue Sandringham
  • Sandringham Library, Waltham Street Sandringham
  • Brighton Library, Wilson Street Brighton,
  • Beaumaris Library, Reserve Road Beaumaris
  • Hampton Library, Service Street Hampton.

We welcome your feedback on these documents in accordance with Section 223 of the Local Government Act. Click the ‘Making a submission’ link below for more information.


You are also welcome to attend an information session which will provide more detail about the proposed Council Plan / Strategic Resource Plan and proposed Annual Budget:

Public information session

When: Thursday 16 May 2019

Time: 6.30 pm

Where: Corporate Centre, 76 Royal Avenue Sandringham

A record $62.2 million investment in community infrastructure is proposed to deliver improvements in our early years’ facilities, libraries, sporting facilities, shopping villages and foreshore.


Some of the highlights of this proposed budget include:

  • $2.9 million in early years infrastructure, including $1.5 million for an integrated Children’s Centre in Fern Street Black Rock; $800k for playground refurbishment; and $330,000 to upgrade Hurlingham Preschool (Brighton East)
  • $18 million to upgrade sporting facilities including $6.9 million to commence construction of 12 outdoor netball courts in Sandringham (pending planning approval) and $11.1million for the redevelopment of seven sporting pavilions including AW Oliver Pavilion (Hampton East), Elsternwick Park Oval 2 (North Brighton) and William Reserve (Brighton)
  • $3.4 million towards libraries, including; $3 million for the completion of the Sandringham Library redevelopment; and $440,000 for library resources and collection renewal
  • $3.3 million to improve Bayside’s shopping villages, including $1.2 million to implement the Beaumaris Concourse Streetscape Masterplan; design phase for the Sandringham Village redevelopment; street art in Sandringham and Middle Brighton; and implementation of the Graffiti Management Plan 2018.
  • $9 million for CSIRO land to establish a Highett Community Hub
  • $4.8 million will improve our magnificent foreshore, including $2 million for the Dendy Street Beach (Brighton) Masterplan improvements and Life Saving Pavilion (subject to VCAT approval); HMVS Cerberus preservation works; Hampton beach access ramp; and a commitment to renew the Black Rock Surf Lifesaving Club.

A significant investment for Council in 2019/20 is the implementation of the Food & Green Waste program and progressing the establishment of an alternative waste processing facility in Melbourne’s south east, in collaboration with other councils in the region.

Other key initiatives in the draft budget include an ongoing commitment to the acquisition of gallery and public art; a feasibility study for a hydrotherapy/warm water pool; and adoption of the recommendations of the Pennydale and Highett Structure plans.

Council will continue to focus on improving the delivery of its statutory planning services which will see an expanded digital service delivery.

Feedback on the documents must be provided by a written submission pursuant to section 223 of the Local Government Act 1989. Submissions must be lodged before 5.00 pm on Friday 31 May 2019.

All submissions are made in accordance with section 223 of the Local Government Act 1989. Submissions are not confidential and will be incorporated in full (including your first and last name only) into the agenda and minutes of any Council or Committee meeting at which the matter is considered. The submissions will be available on our website as part of any relevant Council or Committee agenda and minutes.

There are three ways to do this:

a) Complete the online submission form and press the 'Submit' button. This is the preferred method for making submissions.


b) Or, write to the Chief Executive Officer, with submissions clearly marked as: Proposed Council Plan / Strategic Resource Plan, or Proposed Annual Budget.

Written submissions should be addressed to:

Chief Executive Officer, Bayside City Council, PO Box 27, Sandringham Vic 3191

Please note submissions must contain your name, address and contact details. If you wish to speak to Council in support of your submission, you should clearly state this in your submission.


c) Or, email Karen Brown, Governance Coordinator with your submission, with submissions clearly marked as: Proposed Council Plan / Strategic Resource Plan, or Proposed Annual Budget.

Submissions should be emailed to Karen Brown, Governance Coordinator at kbrown@bayside.vic.gov.au

Please note submissions must contain your name, address and contact details. If you wish to speak to Council in support of your submission, you should clearly state this in your submission.

All submissions received in accordance with section 223 of the Local Government Act 1989 will be considered at a Special Committee of Council to be held on Wednesday 12 June 2019 at 6.30 pm relating to the Proposed Council Plan / Strategic Resource Plan, and 7.30 pm relating to the Proposed Annual Budget. These meetings will be held at the Council Chamber, Boxshall Street Brighton.

Subject to any changes resulting from consideration of community submissions, the Proposed Council Plan / Strategic Resource Plan, and Proposed Annual Budget will be adopted at the Ordinary Meeting of Council to be held on Tuesday 25 June 2019 at 7.00pm in the Council Chamber, Boxshall Street Brighton.