At its Ordinary Council Meeting on Tuesday 6 June 2017, Wellington Shire adopted the 2017/18 Budget and 2017-2021 Council Plan.
Council has discussed and considered 11 written submissions and three supporting verbal submissions concerning the 2017/18 Budget document, and one written submission in relation to the 2017-2021 Council Plan. This feedback was received during a six-week public consultation process and during a Special Council Meeting held on Tuesday 30 May 2017.
There are no major financial implications to the Budget and no major impact to the Council Plan as a result of the submissions and Council will respond in writing to each of the submitters.
The final 2017/18 Budget, includes a capital works program of $46.75 million. This program includes new works for 2017/18 of $39.16 million comprising $15.82 million on roads, footpaths, bridges and drainage, $5.23 million on buildings and landfill improvements, $6.17 million on parks, open space and streetscapes, $4.62 million on aerodromes, $3.07 million on plant and equipment, $3.41 million on recreational, leisure and community facilities and $0.84 million on other works.
The budget continues to focus on identifying sustainable cost savings whilst maintaining key service levels to the community.
The final 2017 - 2021 Council Plan builds upon the Wellington 2030 Community Vision and establishes the actions Council will take over the next four years toward achieving that vision.
Both documents are available on Council’s website at www.wellington.vic.gov.au/documents.
For further information please contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on 1300 366 244.