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Cardinia draft Budget 2013/14 available for public comment
22 May 2013. Cardinia Council's draft Budget 2013/14 is available for public comment until 5th June 2013, see council website here.
As a ratepayer and rider in Cardinia now is the time for council to hear from you if you want more funding to improve the Cardinia riding environment. We encourage you to make a submission to council.
Bicycle Network's own budget submission to Cardinia 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.
Cardinia 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 City of Cardinia’s BiXE rating for 2012 is $1.64. This is below the Outer Zone council average for 2012, which is $5.65. This is based upon council spending of $126,987 and population of 77,536.
Relevant bicycle related investment for the 2012/2013 financial year includes but is not necessarily limited to expenditure upon the following projects/programs:
• Shared path, Gembrook
• Shared path, Barr Court
Additional spending sourced from external grants and funds may apply – particularly given that Cardinia is a designated growth area – but that is outside the scope of BiXE reporting.
The City of Cardinia achieved a five-year BiXE average of $3.66. This is below the Outer Zone council five-year average for 2012, which is $5.80.
See full BiXE report available here.
See media 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 Cardinia and publish them on the VoteBike Facebook event page for you to comment on.
Bicycle Network Victoria has identified the following key projects for the City of Cardinia that need the support of local councilors:
- Outer urban planning for new developments - Planning cycling networks in new urban growth zone developments is key to providing healthy transport and recreation options for families and children
- Ride2School - Continue to provide safe routes to schools and foster healthy transport options for kids and reduce peak morning traffic congestion by up to 20%
- Bicycle Expenditure Index (BiXE) - increase council spending on cycling facilities. In 2011 Cardinia spent $8.18 giving a BiXE index of $600,000. The average of surrounding councils was $6.00. The City of Cardinia achieved a five-year BiXE Average of $3.81.
You can comment on candidate statements as well as voice your support for particular local cycling projects. 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 Cardinia
Cardinia City Council has a BiXE 2009 of $0.00. Whilst in 2008 Cardinia came close to the recommended $5.00 per resident threshold, there has been no commitment to improving the cycling infrastructure for the 2009/10 year. Cardinia has a 3 year BiXE average of $2.18.
Cardinia City Council has additional opportunities to invest funds into cycling infrastructure such as:
• Linking its new growth areas to the established path network and providing more on road bike lanes on Council-maintained roads, particularly around schools.
Pakenham Bypass Project
Aug 05 VicRoads has awarded two sections of the Pakenham Bypass, which will link Berwick with Nar Nar Goon.
Currently, there will be an unsignposted bicycle lane on the shoulder of the freeway which will provide a commuter link between from new developments in Pakenham to Berwick. Provision is ultimately being made, however, for a future shared use path to run within the road reserve to serve a wider range of cyclists.
Toomuc Valley Rd
Aug 03 Council has recently completed a shared path along Toomuc Valley Rd in Pakenham from the Princes Hwy to the school.
Draft Bicycle Strategy
Jun 03 Council has developed a draft bicycle strategy. Bicycle Network Victoria provided comment and recommended council undertake facility concept designs for the top 10 projects in order to implement the strategy. Bicycle projects that we consider to be high priority include:
- Pakenham Creek Trail
- Belgrave to Emerald Trail
- Princes Hwy
- Wellington Rd
- Belgrave-Gembrook Rd
- Beaconsfield-Emerald Rd.
2003. The Dept of Sport and Recreation has provided funding for a 17km multi-use trail between Emerald and Gembrook.