Wodonga Council
Draft Budget 2022 to 2023 and Draft Financial Plan 2022 to 2032

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Draft Budget 2022 to 2023 and Draft Financial Plan 2022 to 2032

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Draft Budget 2022 to 2023 and Draft Financial Plan 2022 to 2032


Wodonga Council has endorsed a Draft Budget 2022 to 2023 and a Draft Financial Plan 2022 to 2032 for public exhibition and encourages feedback from the community on the documents.

The Draft Budget 2022-2023 includes a rate rise of 1.5 per cent - below the Victorian Government rate cap of 1.75 per cent.

On average households will face an increase cost in rates and charges of about 49 cents per week.

Key projects include:

  • $11m for Baranduda Fields;
  • $8m to assume ownership of the council works depot; and,
  • $1.9m towards the redevelopment of the Wodonga Exhibition Centre.

The draft budget contains capital expenditure of $30m for new and ongoing projects across the city.

Wodonga Mayor Cr Kev Poulton thanked the more than 300 community members who had their say on the budget priorities as part of a “Dollars and Sense” campaign in February and March.

“We heard that key areas for people were our roads, parks and gardens, the need for footpaths and bike paths and ongoing support for things to see and do in our city,” Cr Poulton said.

“This budget delivers, with more than $3 million spent on roads, almost $400,000 in walking and cycle path renewals and extensions, $425,000 in new and upgraded playgrounds, more than $400,000 for tree plantings and park infrastructure, and more than $300,000 for new and ongoing events.”

Deputy Mayor Graeme Simpfendorfer said the feedback had helped to draft a budget that met community expectations.

“The construction of a new footpath in Kinchington Rd is one example of how we responded to that feedback, while several road projects raised by respondents will be considered as part of our renewals program in future budgets,” he said.

“Our thanks go to everyone who’s helped to draft this budget and we invite further input as we progress towards adoption of the budget for the upcoming financial year.”


June 27, 2022

At its June meeting, Wodonga Council adopted its Budget for 2022 to 2023 and Draft Financial Plan 2022 to 2032.

Read the minutes from the meeting for:

Item 8.2 - Community feedback on the draft budget; and,

Item 8.3 - 2022 to 2023 Budget

June 13, 2022

This consultation is now closed. Thank you to everyone who gave feedback.

May 18, 2022

This consultation is open for people to give feedback.

Community members can provide feedback via the online forms on our website, in person or by phone or email.

Formal submissions require a name and address and are included in full in the council report.

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:

This consultation has now closed.

Thank you to everyone who gave feedback.

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  • Consult

    Seek and receive the views of community members on issues that directly affect them or in which they may have a significant interest

  • Involve

    Enable community members to influence the development and evaluation of policies, programs and services

Document Library
Key Dates
  • Friday, June 10, 2022

    Come and chat in person outside Hyphen Library-Gallery to find out more and have your say

Life Cycle
  • Open

    This consultation is open for public comment and contribution between May 18 and June 13, 2022.

  • Under review

    The submission period for this consultation is now closed. The project team will report back on the key outcomes.

  • Final report

    The final outcomes of the consultation will be documented here. This may include a summary of all the contributors collected.