AUS $16.5 million
proposed allocation in the draft budget for the construction and maintenance of road and street infrastructure, which has been a key concern for residents in the shire over the past few years, particularly around Smythesdale and Napoleons areas.
AUS $12.1 million
proposed allocation in the draft budget for the development of recreation and community spaces.
AUS $8.3 million
proposed allocation towards human support services, including children, aged, disability and maternity support.
AUS $3.4 million
proposed allocation for managing council’s environmental and land use planning.
AUS $2.5 million
proposed allocation for waste collection and disposal service management.
focus group sessions held by the Council last year to discuss priorities for the upcoming budget, with the response pointing strongly toward the need to improve roads and facilities.
proposed average rate increase per assessment, which falls under the state government’s new Fair Go Rates System, which has capped rate increases by Victorian councils to 2.5 per cent.