Wodonga Council
Draft Budget 2023-2024

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Draft Budget 2023-2024

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Draft Budget 2023-2024


Why we're consulting

In line with our Community Engagement Policy and the Local Government Act 2020, we involve the community and seek feedback to inform the building of the Draft Budget 2023-2024.

The budget  is an important document as it outlines how we will deliver services and programs to our community. It covers services like managing waste, upgrading our infrastructure, community facilities and parks, operating our libraries, recreation centres, events and services to people at all stages of life.

We're asking you to share what you think the priorities should be and what you want to see in Wodonga.

What we hope to achieve

Your feedback as part of this consultation will shape the development of the Draft Budget 2023-2024.

We hope to deliver a draft budget that not only meets the needs of our community but strengthens it.

Once developed, the draft budget will be presented to the community for further feedback in May 2023.


Similar to any household budget, there are essentials and there are constraints. Unfortunately, we can’t buy everything we want but community feedback is valuable in creating change and to help shape the budget. 

In 2022, community feedback saw the inclusion of the reconstruction of Schubert Crescent, the Flying Fruit Fly Circus Borderville cross-border event and footpaths around Kinchington Road to provide safe walkways for students, added to the budget and capital works plans.

Ways to have your say

This consultation is open from Monday, January 30 to Monday, March 6. 

Anyone who lives, works, studies or invests in Wodonga or visits the municipality and uses the facilities, is invited to review the information provided, ask questions and provide feedback during this time.

Ways to provide feedback 

  • Complete the submission form below. Community groups and organisations making budget requests are encouraged to make submissions using the Community Submissions form below.
  • Fill out: a survey
  • Email: makewodongayours@wodonga.vic.gov.au
  • Have a chat face-to-face at our upcoming budget pop-ups at locations around Wodonga
  • Send in feedback to  PO Box 923, Wodonga, VIC 3690
  • Phone: (02) 6022 9300

Community grants review

At the council meeting in July 2022, it was resolved the Community Grants program be reviewed in line with consultation for the annual budget. You can read more about the Community Grants program and provide feedback here.

Monday, January 30

The Draft Budget 2023-2024: Stage 1 community consultation is now open.

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

Tuesday, March 7, 2023

This consultation is now closed. Thank you everyone for your feedback.

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

Written submissions must be clearly marked as 'Budget 2023-2024' and will be received up until Monday, March 6, 2023. They can also be sent by:

To make a submission for consideration in Wodonga Council’s 2023-2024 budget, please complete your Community Submission by Monday, March 6, 2023.

Online: makewodongayours.com.au
Email: makewodongayours@wodonga.vic.gov.au
Post: PO Box 923, Wodonga, VIC 3689
Delivered: 104 Hovell St, Wodonga

Please note that copies of submissions (excluding personal details) will be made available to councillors and could form part of documents prepared as feedback on the community consultation process.

A council officer/s might contact you for further information.

Please note: The council will publish its draft budget 2023-2024 for community feedback in May 2023 for an exhibition period. The feedback process for the draft budget will not be for presentation of further budget proposals.

  • 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

    Learn from community members and receive feedback to influence the development and evaluation of policies, programs and services

  • Collaborate

    Joint learning, decision making and actions between Council and community members

Document Library
Key Dates
  • Saturday, February 4

    Pop-Up session
    Albury Wodonga Farmers Market
    8am to 12pm

  • Wednesday, February 8

    Pop-Up session
    Cnr Riverside Blvd and Klim St, Killara
    8am to 10am

  • Thursday, February 9

    Pop-Up session
    Whitebox Rise Shopping Centre
    2.30pm to 4.30pm

  • Monday, February 13

    Pop-Up session
    Mann Central
    12pm to 2pm

  • Saturday, February 25

    Pop-Up session
    IGA Baranduda
    9am to 11am

Life Cycle
  • Draft Budget 2023-2024 Stage 1 - What are your ideas for Wodonga?

    This consultation asking for your priorities is open for public comment and contribution between January 30 and March 6, 2023

  • Consultation feedback considered

    Feedback will be reviewed and a draft budget will be developed

  • May council meeting

    The draft budget will be presented to the council meeting for endorsement on May 15

  • Draft Budget 2023-2024 Stage 2 - Have your say on the draft budget

    This consultation regarding the draft budget is open for public comment and contribution between May 17 and June 13, 2023

  • Council briefing

    Consideration of community feedback

  • Council meeting

    Adoption of the 2023-2024 budget