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Wodonga Council's Draft Budget 2016-2017

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Wodonga Council's Draft Budget 2016-2017

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Wodonga Council's Draft Budget 2016-2017

Consultation closed on Wednesday, June 15, 2016.

Now is the chance for you to have your say on items included, or not included, in the draft budget for 2016-2017 as well as the updated Council Plan.

At the May 16 meeting of the council, councillors passed motions to endorse these documents for public exhibition.

Read more about the Draft Budget here.

June 15, 2016

A report to the council on the result of the public submission process, including a summary of any submissions, will be provided to the June council meeting.

The Wodonga Council Budget 2016-2017 was endorced at the July, 2016 council meeting.

Submissions can be made online (using the online form below), by e-mail or phone.

Written submissions must be clearly marked as '' and will be received up until . They can also be sent by:

Key facts about the 2016-2017 draft budget

  • Rate rise of 2.5 per cent
  • $5.2 million in renewals including roads, car parks and pathways
  • Budget fully funds renewal program
  • Borrowings have been deferred for the past four years and stand at $25.5 million at the end of 2015-2016
  • Provision made for $2.5 million in borrowings in the 2016-2017 year
  • $1.3 million in savings achieved from 2014-2015 through efficiencies, service reviews and lower costs

Key capital projects

  • Baranduda Fields – start of stage 1 $3.1 million
  • LED street light changeover $1.2 million
  • Solar lighting $40,000
  • Chapple St footpath $155,000
  • Tree planting program $130,000
  • Public toilets $150,000
  • Seating and drinking fountains for pathways $40,000
  • Recreation facilities improvements $195,000
  • Playgrounds $100,000
  • Hilltops including trails, barbecues and shelters $150,000
  • Klings Hill mountain bike tracks $118,000


  • $330,000 for community projects including grants, events and programs
  • Support for Wodonga Chamber of Commerce, Wodonga Historical Society, Wodonga Brass, Senior Citizens
  • $1.8 million spent on managing recreation in the city including $200,000 on works and renewals
  • Budget includes a $4.2 million spend – with council contribution, state and federal funding and fees – preschools, children’s centres, early learning programs and maternal and child health services