2021/22 Draft Budget – Have your say
It’s a significant document for our community, because it sets Council’s fees and charges for the next year, along with the capital works program, the money we spend on community services and the resources needed to deliver these services.
Our 2021/22 Draft Budget provides for an operating expenditure of $29.7 million.
This includes $7.545 million to roads, drains, bridges, and footpaths, $153,000 to sustainability services, $1.211 million to parks and reserves and $914,000 to planning.
Operating expenditure is also used to fund important services such as libraries, maternal and child health, swimming pools and arts and culture.
This year’s Draft Budget provides $17.05 million in new capital works that includes $3.804 million in roads, $1.4 million for bridges and culverts, $891,000 for pedestrian bridges, $986,000 for recreation, leisure and community facilities and $331,000 for parks, open spaces and streetscapes.
The Draft Budget proposes a 1.5 per cent increase in the average rate per property, which is in line with the Victorian Government’s Fair Go Rates legislation.
Waste charges will also increase by two per cent to fund the collection and disposal of waste, along with the detailed design, costings and rehabilitation of the Violet Town landfill.
Through our community engagement program – Share Strathbogie – we have worked with the community to understand their values, priorities and to reflect these in the Draft Budget.
We have developed a Draft Budget with our community, but there is still significant opportunity for you to have input.
For the first time we are launching an innovative ‘Pitch My Project’ program where you can pitch ideas for inclusion in the Final Budget.
We urge you to visit our new online engagement hub www.share.strathbogie.vic.gov.au (when it launches on Friday, April 23) to help Council prioritise capital works projects, share your feedback by making a submission and pitch project ideas.
Have your say
Our new online engagment hub www.share.strathbogie.vic.gov.au will launch on Friday, April 23. In the meantime you can have your say by: