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Draft Budget 2020/21

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The Golden Plains Shire Council Budget 2020/21 is now on public exhibition until Friday 29 May 2020, and all residents and ratepayers are welcome to have their say on next year's financial plan.



The Golden Plains Shire Council Draft Budget 2020/21 is now on public exhibition and all residents and ratepayers are welcome to have their say on next year’s financial plan.

With the sudden and significant economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic still being realised, Council has developed a responsible and fair Draft Budget 2020/21 that respects the challenges of the situation in Golden Plains and puts an emphasis on innovation and efficiency to reduce costs.

The primary focus of this year’s Draft Budget is to confirm Council’s commitment to continue delivering all its current services under the rates cap. Our people and our communities are the heart of Golden Plains – and this is reflected in the majority of budget spending dedicated to more than 60 services for the residents of the Shire.

With the principle understanding that maintaining our assets makes more sense than paying for new replacements, the Draft Budget 2020/21 also keeps Council’s investment in local roads and infrastructure steady with several important major projects funded by State and Federal Governments this year.

Read the Draft Budget

How you can be involved

How You Can Be Involved: 

Read Council’s Draft Budget 2020/21

Read the Draft Budget

With face-to-face interactions closed at Council’s Customer Service Centres, due to the COVID pandemic, residents seeking a hard copy of the Draft Budget can call Customer Service at 5220 7111.

Ask Your Budget Questions

With COVID-19 restrictions presenting a challenge for face-to-face Budget Drop-In Sessions, residents are invited to send in their Draft Budget questions by Wednesday 20 May via:

Council’s finance team will answer questions directly with a selection of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to then be published on Council’s website and social media during the consultation period. This information will help residents to prepare their submission and have their say on the Draft Budget.

Make a Budget Submission

Written submissions may be lodged by 5pm, Friday 29 May. You can make a Budget Submission by:

Present a Submission to Council

Council will hold a Special Budget Meeting at 6pm, Tuesday 9 June, and everyone who lodges a written submission is welcome to present it to Councillors.

The final Budget 2020/21 will be considered for adoption by Council at its Ordinary Meeting in Bannockburn on Tuesday 23 June, 2020.

Contact Information

Manager Finance
5220 7111
Project Category: 
Council Plan and Budget
Last Updated: 
Friday, May 1, 2020
Project Status: 
Current Project
The Golden Plains Shire Council Budget 2020/21 is now on public exhibition and all residents and ratepayers are welcome to have their say on next year's financial plan.

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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.