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Annual Report Summary 2020/2021

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Latrobe City Council acknowledges that it operates on the traditional land of the Brayakaulung people of the Gunaikurnai nation and pays respect to their Elders past and present.

Mayor’s Report

As Mayor of Latrobe City for this past year, I have seen first-hand how our council staff and community members have worked tirelessly for our community.

Their dedication particularly came to the fore during the flood and storm event of 9 and 10 of June. Both our staff and community members were there rolling up their sleeves to comfort people in need and to provide them with support and services to start pursuing a return to normal life. Be it clearing trees, cooking and delivering food, helping obtain medical supplies, checking on neighbours and their needs, that is what they did all in the name of selflessly serving our community.

While we continued to grapple with the COVID pandemic and
lockdowns, may I urge you all to continue to support each other and shop locally whenever you can to keep our economy buoyant. Too many businesses are struggling to survive and without us helping one another, they will not survive and jobs you support today are contributing to us all being part of a stronger Latrobe City tomorrow.

After the news that Yallourn Power Station will close in 2028, Council is preparing for the impact that will have on our Community by setting up a bi-partisan Transition Taskforce to further support existing Industry and encourage new Industry to our City. Council has asked all levels and both sides of Politics to support Council in any way they can. We have gone down this track before with the closure of Hazelwood Power Station and this time we need to actively Transition our Economy, yet we cannot and should not do it alone. While the past 12 months has been challenging, it has also been rewarding and we deserve to celebrate what we have achieved by working together.

Cr Sharon Gibson

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2021-2022 Highlights

Community Grants, Sponsorship and Financial Support

Community Grants, Sponsorship and Financial Support

• Council awarded community grants totalling $666,654.36.

• Council gave sponsorship worth $32,786.81.

• Provided $1,782,000 through the Business and Community Support Package in recognition of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Business Support

• Waiver of fees and charges for Latrobe City owned and/or operated small to medium businesses that have previously been impacted by the restricted activities directions – Supported 427 businesses.
• Waive street trading and outdoor dining permit charges and health registrations from 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021 – 103 registrations processed.
• Waiver of Planning Permit fees for commercial and industrial applications that fit Vicsmart Planning criteria. – 19 applications processed.
• Latrobe City Small Business Grant program – 3 rounds supported 79 businesses - a total investment of $430,373.

Operational Services

• A 0% rate rise in 2020/21 and 1.5% in 2021/20.
• $61.07 million in total Capital Works expenditure.

Community Support

• Waiver of charges for sporting and community groups using Council owned buildings/facilities – Estimated 164 groups supported.
• Waiver of venue hire charges for community groups – Estimated 50 groups supported.
• Community Grant Funding program – 2 rounds supported 78 Community groups – Total investment $170,360.77.

Flood & Storm Response

• 3764 flood and storm related phone calls taken by Call Centre staff from 10 to 30 June 2021.
• 15 bins replaced from 10 affected flood properties.
• More than 640 secondary assessments for flood and storm impacted residents.
• 1700 people from 897 families registered with Council at information and relief centres at Traralgon and Yinnar.
• 81 kerbside collections of hard waste from properties impacted by the flood and storm. A total of 24 tonnes and 35 mattresses collected .
• 113 customers disposed of green waste for free at PineGro.
• 6 free transfer station visits.
• Council provided a triage and referral program to link people with service providers.

Events, Arts and Tourism

• Summer Sessions – three outdoor live music events in Victory Park
• Re|Collection – a community dance workshop presented in Victory Park
• LPA Online – music, dance and performance presented online while the theatre was closed
• Da Vinci Machines Exhibition – major event with over 9,500 attendees
• LRG Live – a series of performance events at the Gallery
• The Lane – establishment of a dedicated children’s art play space at the Gallery
• Suncorp Super Netball League, Round Robin 3 game practice matches
• Melbourne Victory W League in season game
• Morwell International Rose Garden Festival

Major Projects

• Gippsland Regional Indoor Sports Stadium (GRISS), Traralgon
• Gippsland Regional Aquatic Centre (GRAC), Traralgon
• Monash Reserve Upgrade
• Morwell Recreation Reserve Changerooms refurbishment

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