Due to the COVID-19 restrictions

our Customer Service Centre at Town Hall is closed. We are still receiving and responding to requests and questions via phone and through online channels. Find out more about COVID-19 and what Council is doing in our COVID-19 services update.

Have your say on the 2020–2021 draft Annual Budget

Council’s 2020–2021 draft Annual Budget and Draft Council and Community Plan 2020–2021 commitments (including the Strategic Resource Plan) are available for public comment.

We are confident that this Budget not only continues the effort that has commenced in recent years, but also provides the necessary investment for a successful future.

Our focus for the next year is to provide community leadership throughout the pandemic, and for the recovery process that follows, while continuing, as much as possible, to deliver on the projects and services that make our City a great place to live, work and do business.

In the draft 2020–21 Budget, we have allocated $34.15 million for asset renewals, upgrades and expansions; open space initiatives; building improvements; community safety projects; and the renewal and upgrade of Council’s major infrastructure assets such as footpaths, drains and roads.

The draft Budget also includes information regarding your rates and residential garbage charges.

If you have any questions regarding the draft Budget, we encourage you to visit our Have Your Say website.

The opportunity to provide feedback closes on Wednesday 10 June 2020.

Submissions received to the Draft Budget and Draft Council and Community Plan 2020-2021 commitments will be heard by Council at an Ordinary Council Meeting on Tuesday 16 June. Any person who makes a submission is entitled to be heard in support of their submission at this meeting.

Subject to any amendments resulting from the submissions, the Budget and Council and Community Plan will be considered for adoption at an Ordinary Council Meeting on Tuesday 30 June.