Budget adopted!

The 2022–23 Budget was formally adopted by Council on 7 June 2022.

Download: Mornington Peninsula Shire Budget 2022-2023.

It’s now even easier for you to have your ideas and priorities considered for the Budget.

While most of the money in the Budget is allocated to essential services including rubbish and recycling, road maintenance, family services and more, we asked to hear from you.

Our main sources of income are rates and government grants. Our rates provide essential funds for Council to improve and deliver projects and services important to you.

For the 2021–2022 financial year, Council prepared a budget of $270 million. This revenue paid to manage and maintain local roads and foot paths, drains, rubbish and recycling collection, delivering maternal and child health care, aged care and disability services, youth programs, the maintenance and improvement of play spaces and sporting reserves, emergency relief and recovery, animal control, planning, tourism services and so much more. The chart below shows how many dollars were spent to each key area for every $1,000 spent.

Council has identified 16 key themes for Budget funding based on our Council and Wellbeing Plan 2021–2025

The Plan is set out under three themes:

  • a healthy natural environment and well-planned townships
  • a robust, innovative and diverse economy
  • a flourishing, healthy and connected community.

The Plan, developed by our Councillors, was created through extensive consultation with our community. Council carefully considered all feedback gathered in our wide-ranging community engagement process - Imagine Peninsula 2040, as well as the finalised Community Vision and principles presented by our Imagine 2040 Citizens’ Panel. The campaign informed the Council Plan 2021-2025 and the Financial Plan 2022-23 – 2031-32.

For the first time the Council Plan and the Health and Wellbeing Plan was brought together to reflect the importance of health and wellbeing in everything we deliver for our community.

What would you like to fund?

We gave you the opportunity to hold the imaginary purse strings for a minute. You had 100 ‘points’ to hand out to key themes for funding below. Each choice cost you 20 points and you could make up to five selections.

Council decided on the below 16 themes for Budget funding based on pre-budget submissions and officer and Councillor feedback.

Your choices will be used to help Council gather information about what you’d like to prioritise and will not directly affect Budget decision.

Together we can reach our vision of a healthy, connected Shire.