Engagement on our draft 2024–25 Budget and Financial Plan closed Friday 24 May 2024.

The draft documents are a response to the five strategic directions of our Council Plan 2021–25, aiming to deliver highly valued services and infrastructure and work collaboratively with and for the community.

We want our draft 2024–25 Budget and Financial Plan to strike the right balance between ambition for new initiatives, maintaining quality service delivery and remaining financially sustainable.

For the 2024–25 year, the Budget has been prepared in accordance with the State Government’s A Fair Go Rates System and the rate will increase by 2.75 per cent.

We have allocated $35.4 million of new funding for asset renewals, upgrades, and expansions. The funds will go towards our renewal and upgrade of our major infrastructure assets, including road reconstruction, drainage improvement and footpaths.

We’ll also be funding our Open Space Strategy initiatives of parks, playing surfaces and playground equipment.

We will continue to plant trees to increase canopy cover in our open spaces and carry out upgrades and renewals of community and sports facilities, including completing the Carnegie Memorial Swimming Pool.

Last year, we held our largest engagement project ever, Our Priorities, Our Future, to hear from the community about how we should ensure financial sustainability.

Read the engagement summary report, including recommendations from the Community Priorities Panel, here.

View important documents

We encourage you to read and familiarise yourself with the following documents in the Document Library on this page before making a submission:

Make a submission

Submissions must be in writing and received by Council by 5pm on Friday May 2024. There are several ways you can provide your submission:

Find out more

We encourage you to find out more about the proposal by attending a online information session, or booking a time to discuss the proposal over the phone with the Finance team.
  • Book a time to discuss

    Contact us on 9524 3333 or email us to arrange a suitable time to discuss the proposal with the Finance team.