Council’s 2016/17 Annual Report

Press Release | 2 October 2017

The City of Stonnington will consider its 2016/17 Annual Report at a public Council Meeting at Malvern Town Hall on Monday 16 October 2017.

The Report enables Council and residents to measure performance in the past financial year in line with key objectives outlined in the Council Plan 2013–17 and Council Budget 2016/17.

The City of Stonnington Mayor, Cr Jami Klisaris, said “Stonnington has continued to successfully deliver high quality services to the community in the 2016/17 financial year, reflecting its commitment to creating an inclusive, healthy, creative, sustainable and smart community – as outlined in Council’s Vision.”

“Responsible financial management underpinned Council’s strong financial performance for the year, which helped achieve a surplus of $42.26 million. This in turn enables and supports Council’s delivery of capital works for the community,” added Mayor Klisaris.

The highlights of Council’s $46.23 million capital works and infrastructure maintenance program for 2016/17 include:

  • Open space acquisition and development ($14.42 million)
  • Cato Square development ($2.34 million)
  • Road, footpath and bridges ($4.96 million)
  • Drainage improvements including road drainage replacements ($3.05 million)
  • Recreation, leisure and community facilities ($2.54 million) – including sportsground improvement works ($0.79 million), park floodlight upgrade ($0.11 million) and tennis facilities renewal ($0.23 million)
  • Parks, open space and streetscape excluding Cato Square development ($5.29 million) – including Yarra River Biodiversity project ($1.15 million), Forrest Hill Masterplan implementation ($0.96 million), Windsor Siding Masterplan implementation ($0.33 million) and Chapel Street Streetscape Masterplan Implementation ($1.45 million)
  • Bicycle strategy and path improvement ($0.26 million), and
  • Plant and equipment ($4.40 million).

The Annual Report 2016/17 can be viewed online or at Council’s Service Centres between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday and at all Council Libraries.