Council has adopted its $40.879 million Annual Budget 2021/2022. Thank you to the 21 people who provided feedback on the proposed budget.

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Council Budget 2021/2022

Council's financially responsible budget is mindful of the impact of COVID, the size of the Shire and available resources.

The budget allocates funding for the provision of more than 100 services, from home care for older members of the community, to road construction, urban planning, libraries, environmental initiatives, leisure facilities and more. It also includes $11.65 million (62% of general rates) towards capital works, which will go towards the improvement, renewal and creation of new infrastructure for our Shire.

Councillors have aimed for a ‘business as usual’ budget as they continue to work on the four-year Council Plan and key financial plans under the Hepburn Together Project.

The increase to rate income is capped at 1.5% in line with the Victorian Government’s Fair Go Rates System.

For those who have kerbside collection, the waste charge will increase to $479 per year. This is due to a number of factors including the rise of waste management costs, the 20% increase in the volume of waste produced, global recycling challenges and the compulsory State Government landfill levy.

Read the key documents for details on the proposed budget in the Document Library.

Council adopted the budget at its Special Meeting of Council on Tuesday 29 June 2021.