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Draft Budget 2019-2020 and adjusted Council Plan

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Draft Budget 2019-2020 and adjusted Council Plan

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Draft Budget 2019-2020 and adjusted Council Plan

Consultation closing on Wednesday, June 12 at 5pm.

Wodonga Council endorsed the draft budget 2019-2020 and adjusted council plan for public exhibition at the May council meeting.

The draft budget includes an effective drop of 2.58 per cent to overall rates and charges with a significant reduction in the waste management levy of $112.

The reduction realises the council’s aim of addressing the Victorian Ombudsman’s recommendation regarding the levy in full within two years, one year earlier than prescribed.

This budget includes a proposed rate increase of 2.5 per cent, in line with the state rate cap, however, ratepayers will see a 2.58% decrease due to the waste management levy changes.

For the seventh consecutive year, there are no new borrowings in this budget.

Our assets continue to be well-managed and our renewals fully funded now and in the long-term capital plan. This draft budget includes $5.4 million for renewing our community assets.

The capital program of $15 million will see major projects continued to be delivered across the city including the start of the library gallery redevelopment.

Significant items in the draft 2019-2020 budget include:

  • Logic gas gate;
  • Lawrence St bridge replacement and road reconfiguration;
  • Baranduda Boulevard and John Schubert Drive intersection;
  • Whytes Rd and Murray Valley Highway intersection;
  • Car parking upgrades at Baranduda Reserve, Emerald Oval and Gayview Park;
  • Footpath connections at Baranduda;
  • Shade and shelters at Willow Park;
  • New dog park;
  • Installation of seating and water bubblers; and
  • Street and reserve tree planting.

Hard copies of the budget can be reviewed at the council’s customer service centre in High St, Wodonga Library and community centres.

June 24, 2019

The Draft Budget 2019-2020 and adjusted Council Plan have been adopted at the June Ordinary Council Meeting.

Click here to view the documents.

June 12, 2019

This consultation is now closed for comment.

Thank you to everyone who had their say!

May 15, 2019

The Draft Budget 2019-2020 and adjusted Council Plan are now open for public comment.

May 14, 2019

At the May council meeting, the draft budget 2019-2020 and the adjusted council plan were endorsed for public exhibition.


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

Written submissions must be clearly marked as 'Draft Budget 2019-2020' and will be received up until Wednesday, June 12, 2019. They can also be sent by:

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 9am on Monday, June 17, 2019 at The Cube Wodonga, 118 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 24, 2019.

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

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Key Dates
  • Monday, May 27
    Facebook Q&A from 6pm to 7pm
  • Monday, June 3
    Community briefing at The Cube Wodonga from 6pm to 7pm
Life Cycle
  • Open

    The exhibition period runs between May 15 and June 12.

  • 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 2019-2020 and adjusted Council Plan are adopted at the June Ordinary Council Meeting.

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