Last chance to provide your feedback on the 2024/2025 Draft Budget

Greater Shepparton City Council’s 2024/2025 Draft Budget has been out for community exhibition and feedback for the past two weeks, and residents are reminded that there is only a week left to provide their thoughts.

In Summary

  • Residents have until 5pm on Friday 31 May 2024 to provide their feedback on Greater Shepparton City Council's 2024/2025 Draft Budget.
  • The Draft Budget can be viewed on the Council's Shaping Greater Shepp website, with various options available for submitting feedback.
  • The Draft Budget includes a $64.82 million capital works program, a proposed rate cap of 2.75%, and new kerbside service charges.
  • Mayor Shane Sali highlights the significance of community input in shaping the budget and encourages all residents to participate in the consultation process.

Consultation on the Draft Budget closes at 5pm on Friday 31 May 2024, with community members able to view the document on Council’s Shaping Greater Shepp website and provide their feedback.

Every year, Council prepares a Draft Budget which outlines how resources are prioritised to deliver important services and infrastructure to the community for the next financial year. This year, Council took early steps to engage with the community, seeking their insight and priorities for the 2024/2025 financial year during consultation in late 2023. The feedback from this consultation helped inform the development of the 2024/2025 Draft Budget which is now available for the community’s review.

Council provides over 120 services to the community, from children and family services, parks and open space, urban planning, community facilities, leisure facilities and so much more. The Draft Budget details the funding that is required to deliver these services and to maintain community infrastructure for years to come.

The 2024/2025 Draft Budget proposes a capital works program of $64.82 million, with priority given to the renewal and upgrade of the region’s existing assets. The draft document proposes a rate cap of 2.75 per cent, in line with the State Government’s Fair Go Rates System, while also outlining the new kerbside service charges for the financial year.

Mayor, Councillor Shane Sali, emphasised how important community feedback was during the development of the annual Budget document.

“I encourage everyone to have a read of the 2024/2025 Draft Budget and provide their feedback. Council value the ideas and suggestions of residents, especially in regards to the Budget, as this document affects the entire municipality,” he said.

“We heard from residents early on in the development phase to help shape the draft document, and now we want to know what they think.”

Feedback closes at 5pm on Friday 31 May 2024. Feedback can be made:

Following this, the Budget will be endorsed at a Council Meeting in June 2024. For further information, contact Council on (03) 5832 9700.


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