We're preparing our 2022 - 2023 Annual Budget


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’d like 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’re giving you the opportunity to hold the imaginary purse strings for a minute. You have 100 ‘points’ to hand out to key themes for funding below. Each choice will cost you 20 points and you can make up to five selections.

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

Please spend your points where your passions lie and let us know what’s important to you! If your idea is not there, you can still provide your ideas through the feedback box (right).

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.

Open
Activity closes 31/03/2022 at 11:59 PM
Your remaining points:

Performing arts theatre centre

20 pts

Performing arts theatre centre

Growing our rich arts and culture scene

  17 Votes (3%)

Footpath and walking trails

20 pts

Footpath and walking trails

Encouraging active and safe travel for all

  77 Votes (13%)

Strengthen our local economy

20 pts

Strengthen our local economy

Local business growth, agriculture, grants, advocacy, and COVID-19 recovery

  52 Votes (9%)

Road maintenance

20 pts

Road maintenance

Safer local roads

  70 Votes (12%)

Drainage Projects

20 pts

Drainage Projects

Protecting properties, waterways and ecosystems

  40 Votes (7%)

Arts, cultural and creative programs

20 pts

Arts, cultural and creative programs

Create opportunities for all to enjoy culture and art

  21 Votes (4%)

Playground and accessibility programs

20 pts

Playground and accessibility programs

Play equipment for people with disabilities

  20 Votes (3%)

Sporting club facilities upgrades

20 pts

Sporting club facilities upgrades

Encouraging active lifestyles and female participation in sport

  28 Votes (5%)

Protection of our rural Green Wedge

20 pts

Protection of our rural Green Wedge

Conservation and habitat protection, agriculture and tourism

  56 Votes (10%)

Community strengthening initiatives

20 pts

Community strengthening initiatives

Family violence prevention and ageing well

  26 Votes (4%)

Physical and mental health

20 pts

Physical and mental health

Prioritising active lifestyles and healthy minds

  24 Votes (4%)

Caring for our natural environment

20 pts

Caring for our natural environment

Improving our streetscapes and urban areas

  51 Votes (9%)

Public transport advocacy

20 pts

Public transport advocacy

Better public transport and e-bike paths

  31 Votes (5%)

Traffic management measures

20 pts

Traffic management measures

Reduce travel speeds in local areas

  10 Votes (2%)

Peninsula Trail

20 pts

Peninsula Trail

Connecting the missing links

  50 Votes (8%)

Sporting ground improvements

20 pts

Sporting ground improvements

Increase capacity and improve health and wellbeing

  16 Votes (3%)