Draft Budget for 2019-2020

Greater Shepparton City Council has released the 2019/2020 Draft Budget for community feedback.

Council delivers more than 120 services to our community. To achieve a balance between services, community desires and funds available, this financially responsible budget puts Council into a healthy financial position, especially concerning challenges around rate capping.

You are encouraged to read the budget and make a submission. You can do this online via the "Make an official submission" form below, or write to us. You can also choose to be heard in support of your submission at a Special Council meeting. 

This year the average rate rise will be 2.5 per cent. This is in line with the order by the Minister for Local Government under the Fair Go Rates System. Rates income is an important income stream that allows Council to maintain existing service levels, fund a number of new initiatives and continue to allocate additional funds to renew ageing infrastructure.

The total projected Capital Works program will be $71.08 million, of which highlights include:

  • New Shepparton Art Museum (SAM)
  • Maude Street Upgrade
  • Balaclava/Verney/Dookie Intersection Upgrade

Rates estimate calculator

You can use this Microsoft Excel spreadsheet to get an estimate of your rates under the new budget. If you can't use the spreadsheet you can contact us to get an estimate of your rates.

The Fire Service Levy & Pension Concession have not yet been set for 2019/2020, and are still shown as the 2018/2019 amounts in this calculator. 

Have your say

Residents are encouraged to have their say on the draft budget. You can do this via a number of ways:

  • Use the online feedback forms below to ask a question or lodge a budget submission
  • Send an email to council@shepparton.vic.gov.au
  • Join us on Facebook at facebook.com/GreaterShepparton
  • Write to us at Locked Bag 1000, Shepparton, 3632
  • Ask to have your submission heard (in person) at a Special Council Meeting

Members of the community wanting further information on the Draft Budget 2019/2020 can attend budget information sessions on Monday 13 May 2019 at 3.00pm or 5.30pm, to be held at the Greater Shepparton City Council's Boardroom, Welsford Street Office, ask questions online (see form below) or make an appointment with the Manager Finance and Rates by contacting Council.

Feedback will be received until 5pm, Friday 24 May 2019.

Download the Draft Budget

For Public Consultation

PDF, 3.9 MB

Ask a quick question about the budget

This won't be considered an official submission. If you'd like to submit feedback for formal consideration, use the "Make an official submission" form below instead.

Enter your phone number or email address, and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.

Make an official submission

* Fields marked with an asterisk are required.

Greater Shepparton City Council treats submissions in accordance with section 223 of the Local Government Act 1989. You are entitled to request that you wish to appear in person, or to be represented by a person specified in the submission, at the Special Council Meeting to be heard in support of the submission.

Greater Shepparton City Council manages your personal information in accordance with its Privacy Policy and the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (Vic).Your personal information is collected to communicate with you and authenticate your submission. Submissions (including names, submission comments and addresses) will be made available at the Special Council Meeting at which the draft budget will be considered. They will also be made publically available for a period of 12 months after the meeting. If you do not provide the requested information your submission may be unable to be considered or we may be unable to contact you. To gain access to or update the information provided please contact Management Accounting on 5832 9581.

Submissions will be heard at the public Council Meeting on Tuesday 4 June 2019, 5.30pm in the Council Boardroom.

If yes, please provide the contact details of the person who will be appearing in support of the submission.


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