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Nillumbik draft Budget 2013/14 available for public comment
09 May 2013. Nillumbik Council's draft Budget 2013/14 is available for public comment until 30th May 2013, see council website here.
As a ratepayer and rider in the Shire of Nillumbik now is the time for council to hear from you if you want more funding to improve the Nillumbik riding environment. We encourage you to make a submission to council.
Bicycle Network's own budget submission to Nillumbik Council is available here.
Bicycle Network Victoria needs your membership support to continue to campaign for improving riding conditions for all riders. Become a member and receive crash cover and support, rider information and deals and help improve riding conditions.
Nillumbik riders - drafting of council Budget 2013/14 underway
05 March 2013. As you read this Council is preparing its draft 2013/14 Budget. The time to act is now for more bike infrastructure funding!
As a ratepayer and rider now is the time for Council to hear from you if you want more funding to improve the local riding environment.
Click here to tell your Council to invest in bike infrastructure (E-mail contact for Council provided) in the 2013/14 Budget.
Bicycle Expenditure Index (BiXE) 2012
15 November 2012. The Shire of Nillumbik’s BiXE rating for 2012 is $4.39. This is below the Outer Zone council average for 2012, which is $5.65. This is based upon council spending of $282,000 and population of 64,219.
Relevant bicycle related investment for the 2012/2013 financial year includes but is not necessarily limited to expenditure upon the following projects/programs:
• Green Wedge Trail
• Trail resurfacing and periodic maintenance
• Trail upgrade for safety compliance
Additional spending sourced from external grants and funds may apply, but that is outside the scope of BiXE reporting.
The Shire of Nillumbik achieved a five-year BiXE average of $6.23. This is above the Outer Zone council five-year average for 2012, which is $5.80.
See full BiXE report available here.
VoteBike - Local Council Elections 2012
27 October 2012. Local council elections are being held in Victoria on October 27 2012. Bicycle Network Victoria is once again running VoteBike that allows you to engage with potential candidates on local cycling issues. We will collect statements from candidates about their commitment to cycling in Nilumbik and publish them on the VoteBike Facebook event page for you to comment on.
To view candidate statements for Nillumbik go to our Find a Candidate page. Or to comment on candidate statements as well as voice your support for particular local cycling projects, visit our Facebook events page for Nillumbik.
VoteBike allows you to have your say and make sure your vote counts for improved cycling conditions in your local area.
BiXE 2009: City of Nillumbik
Nillumbik City Council has a BiXE 2009 of $6.51. Whilst this is less than the BiXE 2008 of $7.14, it is still an improvement on its BiXE 2007 rating of $3.61. This result places Nillumbik above the average Outer Councils' BiXE 2009 of $5.78 and shows that Nillumbik has exceeded the $5 per resident threshold. Nillumbik has achieved a 3 year average BiXE of $5.75.
Nillumbik City Council has further opportunities to invest these funds into cycling infrastructure such as:
• Upgrading the Diamond Creek Trail between the Yarra and Diamond Creek
• Providing more on road bike lanes on Council-maintained roads, particularly around schools.
May 07 Bicycle Network Victoria recently attended a Bicycle Advisory meeting at Nillumbik Council where a range of issues and initiatives were discussed. The proposal for a trail between Diamond Creek out to Hurstbridge amongst other links. The Diamond Creek path was discussed with the potential for a new bridge to be built just south of Main Hurstbridge Rd. The condition of the path overall was discussed as we believe it needs a review for upgrade in quality.
Jul 06 Vicroads have recently introduced yet another link in Melbourne's Principal Bicycle Network, joining Eltham to Greensborough.
Starting at Main Rd, Bridge St now has exclusive bike lanes, continuing along Sherbourne Rd and up Karingal Drive all the way thru to Greensborough at Diamond Creek Rd.
Jan 03 Nillumbik council have established a Recreation Trails Advisory Committee made up of two councillors and nine community members representing various perspectives including Land Care, horse riding, walking and cycling.
The role of the committee is to review and make recommendations to Council on existing and new trail proposals in Nillumbik.