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Warrnambool City Council's Budget 2017-2018 is available via the link to the right.

The Draft Budget aims to provide ongoing delivery of the wide range of services to the Warrnambool community and includes a capital works investment comprising key components of:

  • Roads, $5.9 million;
  • Footpaths and cycleways, $3.9 million;
  • Drainage, $1.5 million;
  • Buildings, $1.6 million;

This funding will include playground renewal ($135,000), bridge renewal ($198,000) new footpaths (438,000) and public toilet upgrades ($362,000).  

The $85 million draft budget includes a rate increase in line with the Victorian Government cap of 2 per cent.

This means that of the total $85 million budget, $35.5 million is funded through general rates and charges with the remainder of the budget sourced through external grants and recurrent funding.

Council provides a wide range of services from waste management to parks and gardens, aged care services and services for the young including kindergartens and immunisations.

Council will  embark on the next stage of the $15 million City Centre Renewal which will include Liebig Street from Timor to Koroit streets and Koroit Street from Liebig to Kepler streets.

Also proposed are environmental initiatives including the trial of a food organics and green waste collection to divert material from landfill.

Council will continue to invest income from parking management into the city centre renewal including improved and expanded car parking options.

For every $100 paid in taxes by Victorian residents, rates comprise about $3.50, with the remaining $96.50 going to Federal and State governments.

Have your say one the Draft Budget

Warrnambool City Council intends to adopt the budget at the Council Meeting to be held at 5.45pm, Monday 26 June 2017 at the Warrnambool Civic Centre, 25 Liebig Street Warrnambool.

Any person proposing to make a written submission on a proposal contained in the budget must do so before 5pm Wednesday 31 May 2017. Submissions must be addressed to the Chief Executive, Warrnambool City Council, 25 Liebig Street Warrnambool 3280.

Any person who wishes to be heard in support of their written submission must request this in their submission.  Such persons will be entitled to appear in person or by a person acting on his or her behalf before a Council Meeting to be held at 5.45pm, Monday 5 June 2017 at the Warrnambool Civic Centre, 25 Liebig Street Warrnambool.




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