Ballarat City Council has tonight resolved to:
- Note the development of the Council Budget 2020/21 has complied with the Local Government Act 1989’s section 223 in hearing verbal presentations in support of written submissions
- Note the submissions presented to Council.
Council also resolved to extend the time to fully consider the submissions heard at the meeting and will hold a meeting on 8 July 2020 to adopt the budget.
Thirteen submissions were received during the Draft Budget 2020/21 consultation process, with two of those submitters speaking at tonight’s Ballarat City Council meeting.
The 13 submissions related to:
- A need for further consultation and an extension of the time period required to complete the budget due to COVID-19 and the appointment of a new CEO
- Financial details needing further explanation
- Footpath upgrades
- Road upgrades
- Trees budget
- Rate revenue increases
- Rate burdens on farmers
- Loans and borrowings
- Art gallery funding
- Library upgrade
- Social housing
- Electric vehicles
- Bicycle paths
- Home Support Program
- Meals on Wheels
- Youth Services
- Positive Ageing
- Customer Service
- Sports funding
The 2020/21 Budget has been prepared in accordance with the appropriate regulations, legislation and Australian Accounting Standards.
Councillors will vote on the 2020/21 Budget at the 8 July 2020 Ballarat City Council meeting.