West Wimmera Shire draft budget 2024-25

Submissions closing on 16 May 2024, 05:00 PM

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West Wimmera Shire Council’s 2024-25 draft budget and annual plan were endorsed by Council at its meeting on 17 April and are now on public exhibition for community feedback.

Council will consider community feedback prior to adoption of the budget at an Unscheduled Meeting on Wednesday 29th May 2024.

Key features of 2024-25 draft budget and annual plan

The West Wimmera Council 2024-25 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 2024-25 is a balanced budget and demonstrates our vision to progress sustainable financial efficiency.

The draft budget includes a significant capital works program of $13.005 million.  

As external grants are of vast importance to Council’s sustainability, Council has committed $6.109 million to provide matching funds for grant opportunities for several projects. 

Infrastructure enhancements will be a focal point in the coming year. We are dedicated to improving our recreational facilities and community spaces. This year, we will focus on the delivery of:

  • New AFL lighting at the Kaniva Recreation Reserve
  • Edenhope Aerodrome upgrade
  • New accommodation cabins in many of our caravan parks
  • Extending the Lake Wallace Boat Ramp.

We are currently awaiting the outcome of several funding applications, but if successful, we will be upgrading several key community hubs. These include:

  • Edenhope Lions Park redevelopment,
  • Kaniva splash park
  • Kaniva Memorial Swimming Pool accessbility upgrades
  • Harrow AFL oval lighting upgrade
  • Edenhope football change rooms upgrade. 

Rates and charges revenue for 2024-25 is budgeted at $8.938 million. This represents a 2.75% increase as per the rate cap under the ‘Fair Go Rates System.’ 

How you can be involved

Read Council’s 2024-25 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 2024-25 draft budget here(PDF, 6MB)

Read the 2024-25 annual plan here(PDF, 4MB)

Provide feedback

Community members are invited to provide feedback in relation to the draft budget 2024-25 and the annual plan 2024-25. 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 2024-25 feedback must be received by Council by no later than 5pm on Thursday 16 May 2024. To provide feedback, fill out the form below. 

Public feedback form

Next steps

Council will consider all feedback it receives from the community on the 2024-25 draft budget and annual plan. Council will look to formally adopt both documents at an unscheduled meeting on May 29, 2024.