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Draft Budget 2018-2019 and adjusted Council Plan

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Draft Budget 2018-2019 and adjusted Council Plan

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Draft Budget 2018-2019 and adjusted Council Plan

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Wodonga Council endorsed the draft budget 2018-2019 and adjusted council plan for public exhibition at the May council meeting.

The average ratepayer will pay an additional 69 cents a week under the council’s draft 2018-2019 budget with an effective 1.5 per cent rate rise.

While rates will rise in line with the Victorian Government cap of 2.25 per cent, the waste management charge will be reduced by 4.8 per cent, seeing an overall rise of 1.5 per cent.

The draft budget represents the sixth year of no new borrowings and the long-term forecast has proposed rate rises of 2 per cent, well below the long-term average of 4.97 per cent.

Significant items in the draft 2018-2019 budget include:

  • The final stage of the High St reconstruction – this is the fourth and final year which will see the completion of the $20 million CBA project;
  • A gas gate at Logic;
  • Planning for a new cultural precinct;
  • Installation of seating and water bubblers;
  • Installation of Wi-fi in public places;
  • Playground upgrades and a new playground at Daintree Estate
  • Car park improvements at Willow Park and the athletics facility;
  • Construction of key foot and cycle path linkages; and,
  • Upgrade to the CBD to High Country rail trail.

The budget included a 4.8 per cent reduction to the household waste management charge to start to address the movement of funds for essential services from the waste management line to being collected via general rates.

Hard copies of the budget can be reviewed at the council offices, Wodonga Library and community centres.

The community is encouraged to come along to one of the information sessions that will be held throughout the feedback period or make a submission through one of our online tools.

June 25, 2018

The Draft Budget 2018-2019 and adjusted Council Plan was adopted at the June Council Meeting. You can view the final plan here.

June 13, 2018

This consultation has now closed.

Thank you to everyone who has had their say.

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:

Document Library
Life Cycle
  • Open

    The exhibition period runs until Wednesday, June 13, 2018.

  • Under review

    Budget submissions will be reviewed and a report prepared for councillors.

  • Submissions considered

    Special meeting held to consider budget submissions.

  • Final report

    Budget goes to the June council meeting for adoption.

  • Budget endorsed

    The Draft Budget 2018-2019 and adjusted Council Plan was adopted at the June Council Meeting. You can view the final documents above.

Key dates
Information sessions
  • Tuesday, May 29
    5.30pm to 6.30pm
    Council Offices
  • Tuesday, June 5
    11am to noon
    Council Offices

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Copies of submissions (including submitters’ names and addresses) will be made available at the council meeting at which the above proposal will be considered.

Any person who has made a written submission to the council may request to be heard in support of their written submission, or be represented by a person acting on his or her behalf, before a meeting of the council or a committee appointed for this purpose.

Where a person wishes to be heard by the council they must advise of such in their written submission. If required, the council will meet for this purpose at 3pm on Friday, June 15, 2018 in the Council Chamber, ground floor, council offices, Hovell St, Wodonga.

A report to the council on the result of the public submission process, including a summary of any submissions, will be provided to the council meeting scheduled for Monday, June 25, 2018.

Submissions should be addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, and can be hand-delivered to council’s office at Hovell St, Wodonga or posted to the following address:
Wodonga City Council,
PO Box 923,
Wodonga VIC 3689.