Community asked to provide feedback on 2019-20 Council Budget

Published on 14 May 2019

Community asked to provide feedback on 2019-20 Council Budget

At a special Northern Grampians Shire Council meeting on Monday afternoon, council approved the 2019-20 budget in principle. The budget is now available for public comment.

Mayor of Northern Grampians Shire Council, Cr Kevin Erwin said, “We’ve increased our road spending after receiving additional funding, which now makes up almost a third of our budget which is a significant amount.”

“Some of the other highlights include upgrades to a number of our sports and recreation facilities around the shire, which the community have been waiting a long time for.”

“We’ve been able to put this budget together without any additional borrowings.”

“We hope the community agrees with this proposed budget, and encourage them to comment if they wish to do so within the 28-day period.”

There are several ways for residents to submit their feedback and comments on the budget including use of a form on council’s website; email comments to the council; write your comments and drop them in to one of the customer service offices or post them to council.

Major initiatives are featured within the proposed budget from right across the shire.

In Stawell, projects include the Stawell Parks Precinct which includes a redevelopment of sports facilities, an upgrade to public amenities and a youth space development.

This is in addition to a multi-purpose clubroom development and netball court renewal at the North Park Precinct.

In St Arnaud, major projects include the planning and design stage of a multipurpose facility at Lord Nelson Park, as well as an upgrade to the St Arnaud Early Years Playground.

In Halls Gap, the major initiative is the continuation of works on the Peaks Trailhead Connection, while in Great Western, the Great Western Future Plan will continue with township design and streetscape planning.

To view the 2019-20 proposed budget, please click here.

To provide feedback on the 2019-20 proposed budget, please click here.

Submissions are to be received by no later than 4pm Thursday 20 June 2019.