City of Greater Geelong has released their draft budget recently – with proposed cuts to balance the books! The budget is open for community feedback until 24 May. This is an opportunity to provide feedback and oppose some of the cuts to services they are seeking.

The Australian Services Union will be holding a community meeting this Thursday night May 18 to take community members through the proposed budgets and next steps. We will take you through the ins and outs of the budget and how submissions can be made.

Some of the key concerning features of the budget are:
ƒ Cuts to Geelong regional library services
ƒ Cuts to Community Life
ƒ Cuts to Leisure and Recreation
ƒ Further “discretionary cuts” of up $4.5 million

A copy of the budget can be found here:

DATE: Thursday 18 May
TIME: 6pm
LOCATION: Trades Hall – 127 Myer Street
RSVP: Will Wyatt |

Please print and circulate this linked flyer far and wide and encourage others to attend. It is important that you are informed and collectively we can do something about this!



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