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Budget 2017 to 2018

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The draft Budget 2017-2018, was endorsed for public exhibition at a Council meeting on Wednesday 26 April 2017. The public submission period closed on Monday 29 May and the final Budget was adopted by Council on 27 June, 2017 (effective 1 July, 2017).  VIEW THE BUDGET



The Budget 2017-18 sets out Council's funding priorities for the new financial year.  Please click here for more information.


The budget aims to respond to feedback from the community about their needs and priorities.  Community feedback was drawn from two major engagement activities over the past 18 months: focus groups held in Smythesdale, Rokewood and Lethbridge in November - December 2015; and the Council Plan survey, completed by 263 people from across the Shire in December 2016.  

Click here to see how the 2017-18 Budget responds to community feedback.

The draft Budget was endorsed for public exhibition at a Council meeting on Wednesday 26 April 2017. Council received 11 submissions via the public submission process which closed on 29 May 2017.  Each submitter has received a letter in response to their submission.  Residents who opted to present their submission to Council were heard at a Special Council Meeting on 13 June 2017 at the Shire Hall in Bannockburn. All community members were welcome to attend to listen to submissions.

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Jason Clissold
Finance Manager
5220 7111
Project Category: 
Council Plan and Budget
Last Updated: 
Monday, July 3, 2017
Project Status: 
Past Project
The Budget 2017-18 sets out Council's funding priorities for the new financial year.

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Council acknowledges the traditional Wadawurrung owners of this land. Council pays its respects to Wadawurrung Elders both past and present and extends that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People who are part of Golden Plains Shire.