Access the Shire’s annual budget, including a summary and full budget. The previous budgets for the past six years are also provided.
Budget overview 2023-24
The Shire’s 2023-24 budget is designed to deliver on the priorities of our Shire community now and into the future.
We budget for a broad range of services to benefit our diverse community. From maintenance of roads, paths and trails to provision of playgrounds, sporting grounds, libraries and recreational facilities, the 2023-24 budget prioritises renewal of infrastructure and improvements to customer experience.
We will invest in service and facility provision to achieve the objectives in the Strategic Community Plan and keep our community inclusive, connected and sustainable.
How every $100 is spent in your community
- Roads, drainage & infrastructure - $27.18
- Parks, leisure & recreation - $20.02
- Planning & amenity - $11.59
- Environment & waste - $14.83
- Libraries, arts & culture - $6.26
- Community buildings - $6.08
- Public safety - $5.80
- Community services - $5.54
- Governance & administration - $2.52
What’s budgeted for your townsite?
The Shire’s 2023-24 budget includes a range of projects and programs covering the various places within our region. To find out what’s happening in your place, please visit our Places.
Introduced in 2021-22, the Shire’s successful $0.865 million grant program will be continued, with a number of different funding streams open to support community organisations, businesses and individuals.
The grant policy was reviewed in 2023-24 to ensure it was still meeting the needs of the Shire and community, with the introduction of community development ‘easy grants’ to fund smaller community projects, programs, events or activities that benefit the wider community.
Grants support community development, the local economy, environmental management, environmental stewardship, community halls, organisations and events, and also includes a Community Sports and Recreation stream.
The Community Sport and Recreation grants program is aimed at supporting the physical and mental health of our younger community, by offering financial assistance to lower income households. This funding stream builds on the State-run KidSport program, but opens the door to participation in activities which aren’t registered under the KidSport program.
An additional priority of Council for 2023-24 is the development of a Biodiversity Strategy focused on prioritising the retention of natural vegetation and protecting the Shire’s natural areas now and into the future.