Adopted Budget 2022-2023

The Budget 2022-2023 provides resources for the ongoing delivery of Council services to the community, delivery of Council Plan actions and for the development and maintenance of infrastructure throughout the Shire.

Budget at a glance

Rates and Charges

  • In compliance with the Fair Go Rates System (FGRS) Council is applying a 1.75 percent increase to rates for the 2022-2023 year.
  • Council proposes an increase of 21.98 percent to the domestic waste service standard charge for the 2022-2023 financial year. This is being driven by two elements; the responsibility Council has to rehabilitate the former landfill site at Kangaroo Ground which is a statutory requirement under the Environment Protection Authority Victoria; secondly a significant increase in the disposal costs in recycling and general waste.
  • Council has acknowledged the multiple threats facing all communities and ecosystems as a result of climate change and has committed to a climate emergency response as part of the Council Plan. Priority actions, specifically implementing the Climate Action Plan and reviewing the Biodiversity Strategy and the Urban Tree Canopy, have been included in the 2022-2023 budget. Council has also committed additional resources to tree planting as part of the 2022-2023 capital works program.