Key allocations proposed in Golden Plains Shire draft budget for 2016-17

Last Modified: Mon May 16 2016 04:08:14 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 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.
  • 3
    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.
  • 2.32%
    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.