West Wimmera Shire Council’s 2023-24 draft budget and annual plan were endorsed by Council at its meeting on 17 May and are now on public exhibition for community feedback.
Council will consider community feedback prior to adoption of the budget at a Special Meeting on Wednesday 28th June 2023.
Key features of 2023-24 draft budget and annual plan
The West Wimmera Council 2023-24 draft budget is a responsible financial plan, focused on delivering the best outcomes for the West Wimmera Shire community.
The overall operating result budgeted for 2023-24 is a balanced budget and demonstrates our vision to progress sustainable financial efficiency.
The draft budget includes a significant capital works program of $11.710 million.
As external grants are of vast importance to Council’s sustainability, Council has committed $5.314 million to provide matching funds for grant opportunities for several projects including, but not limited to:
- Edenhope Aerodrome Upgrade
- Apsley Netball Tennis Court Upgrade
- Band Park Amenities
- Edenhope Caravan Park Landscaping & Amenities
- Harrow Caravan Park Cabins
- Lake Charlegark Caravan Park Cabins
In addition to this, Council has committed an allocation of $0.245 million to a shovel-ready projects fund focusing on scoping around 19 projects to assess viability and assist in the ability to apply for all available funding opportunities as the arise
Rates and charges revenue for 2023-24 is budgeted at $8.618 million. This represents a 3.50% increase as per the rate cap under the ‘Fair Go Rates System.’
How you can be involved
Read Council’s 2023-24 draft budget and annual plan
Read both documents below or or pick up a copy at Council’s Customer Service Centres, 25 Baker Street, Kaniva, or 49 Elizabeth Street, Edenhope.
Read the 2023-24 draft budget here(PDF, 2MB)
Read the 2023-24 annual plan here(PDF, 1MB)
Community members are invited to provide feedback in relation to the draft budget 2023-24 and the annual plan 2023-24. Council will consider community feedback prior to adoption of the budget.
If you have a proposal or bid you would like Council to consider as part of its future budgets, please submit this via Council’s Innovation Platform here or by completing a form at either of our Customer Service Centres.
Proposed Budget 2023-24 feedback must be received by Council by no later than 5pm on Tuesday14 June 2023. To provide feedback, fill out the form below.
Public feedback form
Council will consider all feedback it receives from the community on the 2023-24 draft budget and annual plan. Council will look to formally adopt both documents at a special meeting on June 28, 2023.