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Draft budget available in June

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Our Proposed Budget for the year ahead will be available for public feedback from mid June.

Monday 25 May 2020

Mount Alexander Shire Council will release its 2020/2021 Proposed Budget on Wednesday 17 June, giving community members one month to provide feedback.

Council delayed the release of the proposed budget to allow more time to consider the financial impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

“While many of the impacts of COVID-19 are still unknown, we decided that overall it is worthwhile taking some extra time to try and understand the impacts on our community and organisation before releasing our budget for the year ahead,” said Cr Christine Henderson, Mayor of Mount Alexander Shire Council.

“Councillors and staff are working together on a plan for 2020/2021 that prioritises support in recovery, both for our community and our organisation,” said Cr Henderson.

“We are working hard to develop a fair and realistic plan for the year ahead. We encourage the community to get involved, read through the draft budget and make a submission to either show support or raise ideas they would like us to consider,” she said.

Council will table the draft budget at its Ordinary Meeting of Council in June.

The proposed budget will be on public display on the Have your say section of Council’s website from Wednesday 17 June, with submissions required by 5.00pm on Wednesday 15 July. Submitters will have the opportunity to present to Council at a Special Meeting of Council on Tuesday 28 July.

Council will consider the budget for adoption on Tuesday 18 August.

This year the Minister for Local Government extended the deadline to adopt a Council budget from 31 June to 31 August due to the impact of COVID-19.

Image: Watchbox Road, Barfold. Have your say on Council’s priorities for the year ahead with the Proposed Budget goes on display in June.

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