Pyrenees Shire Council’s newly adopted 2021/22 Budget paves the way for some key community upgrades next financial year.
Council adopted the Annual Budget at the June meeting, as well as the Revenue and Rating Plan 2021-25.
Among the key budget initiatives are $300,000 for a synthetic bowling green at Waubra, $1M for the renewal of Bridge 139 on the Raglan-Elmhurst Road and $331,000 for the upgrade of Crowlands-Eversly Road.
Mayor Damian Ferrari said Council prepared a balanced budget with no debt, despite the challenges that limited increases in revenue brings.
“A lot of work has gone into this budget to balance the needs of the community and the renewal requirements of road and other critical infrastructure assets,” Cr Ferrari said.
“We have kept to the State Government’s Fair Go Rates Capping System with an overall rates increase of 1.5%,” he said.
“The $25M budget allocates $9M for Capital Works which includes $849,000 for reseals, $594,000 for drainage and major culverts and $957,000 for gravel re-sheets.
The new Revenue & Rating Plan 2021-25 provides greater clarity to our community on how Council receives the revenue needed to maintain essential service delivery.
The plan includes a summary of how your waste management charges are calculated to maintain a cost neutral position and ensuring that Council does not benefit unduly from the charge.
Download Council's Budget : Budget(PDF, 1MB)
Download Council's Plan via : Strategic Plans