Published on 23 June 2022
Campaspe Shire Council adopted its $82.2 million 2022-2023 Budget at last night’s Council meeting following public submissions and hearings.
Mayor Chrissy Weller said the $82.2 million Budget adheres to the State Government’s rate capping constraint of 1.75 per cent, provides for a Capital Works Program of $41.4 million and delivers an operating deficit of $829,000 to continue the delivery of the 100 plus services and programs provided across the shire.
The proposed budget was released in April for community feedback, with submissions closing late May.
“We received 18 submissions to the proposed budget, with four residents electing to speak at the submission hearing of 1 June,” Cr Weller said.
“This allowed Councillors to gain a further understanding and ask questions as needed.
“All submitters will now be provided with a written response to the issue raised in their submission.”
In adopting the budget a number of amendments were made, including:
The adopted budget details the 56 projects in the $41.4 million Capital Works Program, plus as additional 16 projects totalling $4.7 million carried forward, some of which are being completed across multiple years. The budget also details all fees and charges across all service areas.
Key areas of expenditure in the capital program include:
The 2022-23 Budget document is available on Council’s website.