The Local Government Act 2020 states that Council must prepare and adopt a budget each financial year being for the next 4 financial years (s.94), and that the budget must be developed in line with Council’s community engagement policy (s.96).
Council’s Draft 2023-24 Draft Budget is informed by the vision and objectives of the Warrnambool City Council Council Plan, with the vision to be a thriving city at the heart of coast and country.
The 2023-24 Draft Budget directs the allocation of Council’s resources to best achieve the outcomes of the Council Plan. In line with the requirements of the Local Government Act 2020 and the Local Government (Planning & Reporting) Regulations 2020, the 2023-24 Draft Budget has been prepared according to best practice principles and include financial statements, services and initiatives data, rating and borrowings data, and fees and charges tables for the next four years, with particular emphasis on the next financial year.
At its meeting on May 1, 2023 Council voted to release the Draft Budget for public comment.
You can have your say on the Draft Budget below.
Those who make a submission can also speak in support of their submission at the formal meeting of Council on June 5, 2023. The final budget for 2023-24 is planned to be presented to Council for adoption on Monday, 26 June 2023.