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Long-Term Financial Plan 2021/22 - 2030/31

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Community members were invited to review Council’s Long-Term Financial Plan 2021/22–2030/31 during its public exhibition period from 25 August to 13 September 2021. Submissions are now closed.

Golden Plains Shire Council Long-Term Financial Plan



The Local Government Act 2020 requires all councils to adopt a Long-Term Financial Plan by 31 October 2021. Previously, Council had prepared a 10-year financial plan as part of its annual budget process.

The Long-Term Financial Plan 2021/22–2030/31 (the Financial Plan) sets out how the actions of the Golden Plains Shire Council Plan 2021-2025 may be funded to achieve the Golden Plains Community Vision 2040. The document details the financial strategy to achieve this objective while overcoming challenges associated with high population growth and increased demand for services, implementing the Victorian Government’s mandatory four-bin waste policy, completing valuable asset renewal and balancing the interests of rural and urban communities.

You can read the Draft Plan here and will also be available at its Bannockburn and Smythesdale Customer Service Centres following the end of the current lockdown.

Read the Draft Plan

Engagement Update

Engagement Update: 

Council endorsed the Draft Long-Term Financial Plan to be made available for public exhibition and submissions at its 24 August 2021 Council meeting. Submissions were invited online, by email or by mail from Wednesday 25 August to Monday 13 September, 2021.


What Happens Next

What Happens Next: 

All submissions will be considered prior to Council adopting the Financial Plan at its October meeting.


Wednesday 25 August, 2021:     

Public exhibition begins. Submissions open

Monday 13 September, 2021:     

Public exhibition ends. Submissions close

September/October 2021:           

Council considers submissions

26 October, 2021:                         

Long-Term Financial Plan 2021/22–2030/31 adopted by Council

Contact Information

Fiona Rae
Manager Finance
5220 7111
Project Category: 
Council Plan and Budget
Last Updated: 
Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Project Status: 
Updated Project
Council’s Long-Term Financial Plan 2021/22 – 2030/31 will be a strategic plan to ensure the continued viability and sustainability of the Council organisation.

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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.