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Draft Budget 2021-2022: Key Features

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Date: 
Friday, 21 May 2021 - 9:00am
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Finance

Golden Plains Shire Council’s Draft Budget 2021-22 is on public exhibition until 31 May and all residents and ratepayers are encouraged to share their view on this important financial plan.

The Draft Budget details the financial plan for the next year, and contains $14.6 million for capital works, including these important road and bridge projects:

Replacement of Paddys Gully Road Bridge in Rokewood Junction

A $650,000 project jointly funded by Council and the Federal Government's Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program.

Intersection Upgrade at Buninyong-Mt Mercer/Hardies Hill Road, Garibaldi

A $250,000 project funded by the Federal Government's Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program.

Intersection Upgrade at Derwent Jacks Road/Snow Gum Road/Reef Road/Chromes Road in Berringa

A $250,000 project funded by the Federal Government's Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program.

Replacement and installation of new guardrails on bridges across the Shire

A $200,000 project to improve the safety of bridges in Rokewood, Happy Valley, Werneth, Meredith, Haddon, Inverleigh and Linton. Funded by the Federal Government's Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program.

Investment in Local Communities

In the Draft Budget 2021-22, Council will devlier upgrades to several Golden Plains Shire community sport and recreation facilities including:

Ross Creek Play and Active Recreation Upgrade

A $550,000 project funded by $100,000 from Council and $450,000 from the State Government's Growing Suburbs Fund.

Enfield Playground Upgrade

A $250,000 project funded by the Federal Government's Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program.

Lethbridge Cricket Nets Upgrade

Funded by $145,000 from the Federal Government's Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program.

Bannockburn Skate Park Upgrade

A $449,000 project funded by $250,000 from the State Government's Community Crime Prevention Program and $199,000 from the Federal Government's Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program.

The following projects will be delivered by Council in 2021-22, if joint government funding is secured:

Leighdale Equestrian Centre Upgrade (Female Friendly Facilities)

A $537,000 project funded by $169,000 from Council, $358,000 from State Government and $10,000 from Leighdale Equestrian Centre Committee of Management.

Bannockburn Victoria Park Safety Netting Project

A $50,000 project funded by $19,000 from Council, $25,000 from State Government and $6,000 from Bannockburn Football Netball Club.

Linton Oval Drainage Upgrade

A $321,000 project funded by $107,000 from Council and $214,000 from the State Government.

Have Your Say on Draft Budget 2021-22

Read Council’s Draft Budget 2021/22: Visit Council's Have Your Say page or pick up a copy at Council’s Customer Service Centres, 2 Pope Street, Bannockburn or The Well, 19 Heales Street, Smythesdale.

Make a Budget Submission: Written submissions may be lodged by 9am, Monday 31 May, 2021. Post a submission addressed to Director Corporate Services, Golden Plains Shire Council, PO Box 111, Bannockburn, VIC 3331; email [email protected]. vic.gov.au; or visit Council's Have Your Say page.

Present a Submission to Council: Council will hold a meeting at Golden Plains Civic Centre, 2 Pope Street, Bannockburn at 6pm, Tuesday 8 June, and everyone who lodges a written submission may request to present it to Councillors. The final Budget 2021-22 will be considered for adoption by Council at its meeting in Bannockburn on Tuesday 22 June, 2021.

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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.