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The annual budget outlines the staffing and resources to achieve the strategic objectives in our Council Plan 2017-2021.

2020/2021 Budget

Each year we prepare a budget and give the community the opportunity to review the draft and make a submission.

Key dates for 2020:

• 12.00pm, Wednesday 22 April: Proposed budget goes on public display
• 5.00pm, Wednesday 20 May: Closing date for public submissions
• 5.30pm to 6.30pm, Tuesday 26 May: Hear submissions at a Special Meeting of Council
• 6.30pm, Tuesday 16 June: Adopt 2020/2021 budget at an Ordinary Meeting of Council.

Please note dates may change.

2019/2020 Budget

Council adopted the 2019/2020 Budget at its Ordinary Meeting on Wednesday 12 June 2019. The budget outlines the staffing and resources needed to achieve the strategic objectives in the Council Plan 2017-2021, under the three pillars of Our People, Our Place and Our Economy.

The $43.63 million budget includes an investment of $16.72 million in capital works to upgrade and improvement vital infrastructure. An operating spend of nearly $27 million will allow council to deliver important services to more than 19,500 residents.

This year’s budget includes an increase to average rates income of 2.5% in line with rate cap set by the Victorian Government. Properties are now valued annually so some rates will increase by more and others less. The waste charge will rise by an average of 3% to maintain rubbish and recycling services at existing levels in the light of the global recycling crisis.

View the current or past budgets below.

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