Proposed 2021/22 Annual Budget

Project Overview

The Proposed 2021/22 Annual Budget is now available for all residents to review and provide written feedback to Council for consideration in accordance with the Local Government Act 2020.

Council will consider written submissions received by 5.00pm on Tuesday 8 June 2021 at the Special Meeting of Council to be held on Wednesday 16 June 2021 at 5.00pm, at the Darley Civic Hub Pavilion.

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Moorabool Shire Council has seen significant growth in recent years and our capital program has been developed to meet community infrastructure needs now and into the future. The proposed Capital Improvement Program for 2021/22 is $59.876 million (includes $18.443 million in works carried forward from 2020/21). Of this total, $34.392 million relates to new works, $14.428 million relates to the renewal of assets, and $11.056 million is for the upgrade of assets. Some of the key projects proposed as part of the 2021/22 Capital Program include:

  • Bacchus Marsh Indoor Recreation Facility ($12.950 million)
  • Bacchus Marsh Racecourse and Recreation Reserve - Stage 2 ($4.300 million)
  • West Maddingley Early Years Facility ($2.250 million)
  • Bacchus Marsh Bowls Club Pavilion and Bowling Green ($2.000 million)
  • Bald Hill 1,000 Steps ($1.975 million)
  • Old Melbourne Road, Millbrook - Rehabilitation & Widening ($0.826 million)
  • Old Geelong Road, Ballan - Rehabilitation ($0.612 million)
  • Yendon-Egerton Road, Millbrook - Culvert renewal ($0.609 million)
  • Darley Civic and Community Hub - Building renewal ($0.609 million)
  • Ballan-Meredith Road, Mount Wallace - Rehabilitation ($0.489 million)

In addition to the planned Capital Works Program, the 2021/22 Annual Budget will fund several new initiatives. Some of these being:

  • Increase of Civil Infrastructure Maintenance Budgets ($0.085 million net cost)
  • Bungaree and Wallace Structure Plans ($0.070 million net cost)
  • Develop a Service Planning Framework ($0.070 million net cost)
  • Management of Gifted Reserves ($0.050 million net cost)
  • Implementation of key recommendations of Arts & Culture Strategy ($0.030 million net cost)
  • Implementation of Female Friendly Facilities Strategy ($0.030 million net cost)
  • New Municipal Early Years Plan and Youth Strategy ($0.030 million net cost)
  • 10,000 Plants Program ($0.025 million net cost)
  • Roadside Vegetation Mapping ($0.015 million net cost)

For the 2021/22 annual budget, rate increases have been capped at 1.50% in line with the Victorian Government’s Fair Go Rates System.

The Waste Management Service Charge will increase from $82.00 to $85.00 and the overall Waste Collection Charge will reduce from $209.00 to $205.00. The State Landfill Levy will increase from $40.00 to $53.00, and the optional Kerbside Green Waste service will decrease from $78.00 to $77.00 for 2021/22.

Making a Submission

Submissions for the Proposed 2021/22 Annual Budget will be considered in accordance with the Local Government Act 2020. Council will consider submissions on Wednesday 16 June 2021 at a Special Meeting of Council to be held at the Darley Civic Hub Pavilion, commencing at 5.00 pm.

Any person who wishes to be heard in support of a submission should indicate in the written submission that he or she wishes to be heard. Any person requesting to be heard in support of a submission is entitled to appear before this Special Meeting of Council, either personally or by a person acting on their behalf.

Please note that a summary of submissions, including the submitter’s name, will be made available to Council for the meeting where submissions will be considered.

The Proposed 2021/22 Annual Budget can be viewed at Council offices located at:

  • 15 Stead Street, Ballan
  • 182 Halletts Way, Darley
  • 215 Main Street, Lerderderg Library Bacchus Marsh

Copies of the Proposed 2021/22 Annual Budget can also be viewed on Council’s website, www.moorabool.vic.gov.au from Tuesday 11 May 2021.

Written submissions on the Proposed 2021/22 Annual Budget are welcomed until 5pm on Tuesday 8 June 2021.

Provide your feedback on the Proposed 2021/22 Annual Budget today.

Please contact Customer Service on 5366 7100 should you have any queries in relation to the Proposed 2021/22 Annual Budget.

Written submissions should be addressed to;

The Chief Executive Officer

Budget Submission

Moorabool Shire Council

PO Box 18

Ballan VIC 3342

Or emailed to: info@moorabool.vic.gov.au