Why is the Council putting away so much cash? Cr Geoff Lake said the Council could not afford $m15 to put Central Car Park underground to create green, open, and accessible open space at street level yet the Council appears to be putting amounts much larger than that away without letting their constituents know what these huge sums are for.
We just completed reviewing the budget. Nothing new has changed. Transparency and accountability issues are still Monash Council’s budget planning and decision making integrity weaknesses.
Not surprising, Council is putting large amounts of unrestricted cash away (like $32 million in next year’s budget and $39 million in 2018/19) for long term capital projects that have not been approved yet. It is common community knowledge that the Glen Waverley Community Hub development (which many people believe is the very reason the 3 aged care facilities were sold) is the key driver of this large unrestricted cash reserve, which grows every year for the next 4 years. The community can expect another premeditated and biased decision making process to be played out as part of tokenistic community engagement to get this project approved and officiated its funding, now hiding through Unrestricted Cash & Working Capital Reserves.
Another thing we have taken…
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