Golden Plains Shire Council Budget

Golden Plains Shire Council’s Draft Budget 2024/25 (Draft Budget) was endorsed for public exhibition by Council at its meeting on 23 April. Community feedback is now invited until 9am Monday 20 May 2024. 

Council is asking the community to share their views on the Draft Budget 2024/25 before the final version is presented to Council for adoption at its 25 June meeting.

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Download the Draft Budget

Key Features of Draft Budget 2024/25

This budget seeks to continue to provide services and improve and maintain infrastructure as well as deliver projects and services that are valued by our community.  However, with another year with the rate cap being below inflation (2024/25 maximum 2.75% rate cap) Councils across the State will likely have to reduce the level of service provided to their community or continue to operate at a loss, which is not a long-term sustainable business model.

  • $50m to continue to deliver more than 70 services to the Golden Plains community.
  • 2.75% rate cap 
  • Waste Management Fee set at $447 per household.
  • Operating surplus of $7.3m, with an overall Underlying surplus of $32k.

Community Infrastructure Projects in Draft Budget 2024/25

  • $900k SRV Regional Community Sports Infrastructure projects.
  • $1.5m Teesdale Don Wallace Rec Reserve Female Friendly Changerooms.
  • $100k Tennis/Netball Court renewals.
  • $1.0m Local Roads Improvement Program - Mt Mercer-Dereel Road widening.
  • $1.2m Wilgul-Werneth Road/Wurook Road bridge replacement.

Key Operational Programs included in Draft Budget 2024/25

  • Funding for six more communities to progress through the Community Planning Program.
  • Continued implementation of Climate Emergency Plan actions.
  • Continued transition of Waste Services to reflect State mandated 4 bin service.
  • Continued development and implementation of the Core Systems Transformation Project.
  • Delivery of the Rokewood Community Hub.
  • Funding for various programs to support active ageing, youth development, and the general health, wellbeing and inclusion of all cohorts across the community.

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