Draft Budget 2022-23

Published on 09 May 2022

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Pyrenees Shire Council has released the draft 2022-23 Budget for public consultation, along with the 10-Year Financial Plan and the Revenue and Rating Plan.

These documents are key to Council funding the many services, roads and facilities across the Shire.

This year the rate cap from the State Government’s Fair Go Rates system was set at 1.75%.

Council Mayor Ron Eason said residents are invited to view the budget documents online from Monday May 9, at service centres or they can be sent to you.

“We’re aware that understanding budgets is not always high on the public’s agenda, but we would like to encourage you to understand how we provide the services we do,” Cr Eason said.

“This year’s draft budget allocates $7.7M towards capital works, $646,000 to bridges and $1.7M towards drainage and footpaths,” he said.

This year’s budget is the first to come under the new Council Plan, which was developed with Shaping the Pyrenees deliberative engagement, and looks to deliver on elements of the plan.

Rates, charges and fees income cover 55% of the funding Council needs to provide the current level of service. The remaining funding comes from State and Federal government grants.

“Council is in a good financial position, and this year we are going to be borrowing $650,000 for the purchase of land for future housing in Beaufort,” Cr Eason said.

The Engagement Hub, engage.pyrenees.vic.gov.au has the budget documents for you to read, as well as some frequently asked questions to help you understand the budget.

If you’d like to make a submission, please do so by 9am, June 6, either in writing, email or through the Hub.