Council's Budget 2023/24 was first adopted on Wednesday 28 June 2023.

A revised Budget 2023/24(PDF, 5MB) was adopted by Council on Wednesday 27 September 2023.

Council rates align with the state-wide rate cap of 3.5 per cent.

Council has committed $10.3 million to roads, including upgrades, major repairs, and continuing maintenance, along with repair works following the storms. A further $1.2 million is earmarked for footpath and cycleway improvements.

2023/24 key initiatives and highlights

Kyneton – $300k

Kyneton Showgrounds netball development

Malmsbury – $75k

Malmsbury cricket rooms design

Woodend – $1.7m

Woodend to Riddells Creek Shared Trail works

Gisborne – $560k

Gisborne Aquatic Centre services renewal

New Gisborne – $258k

New Gisborne tennis courts lighting

Macedon – $120k

Macedon Tennis Club fencing upgrade

Lancefield – $70k

Development of a masterplan for Lancefield Park, and furnishing the new Lancefield Kindergarten and Maternal and Child Health service

Romsey – $570k

Romsey Skate Park upgrade

Riddells Creek – $250k

Riddells Creek Recreation Reserve drainage improvement 

Other highlights

  • $10.3m roadworks
  • $1.9m building renewal works
  • $321k building design projects for potential future upgrades
  • $1.4m bridge program - renewal and upgrades

Delivered in 2022/23


  • Approximately 200,000m2 sealed road, major maintenance (equivalent to 28km)
  • 770km gravel roads resheeted or graded

Early Years / Maternal and Child Health

  • 360 children enrolled across 15 programs for three-year-old kinder in 2023
  • 543 children enrolled across 31 programs for four-year-old kinder in 2023
  • 4,879 maternal and child health key age/stage assessments

Customer Service

  • 27,000 customer requests


  • 9,500 new native plants


  • 8 new or upgraded open spaces and grounds (includes Gisborne Fields BBQ/Picnic Shelter upgrades)


  • 9 master plans and policies adopted


  • 3,000+ tonnes diverted from landfill saving an estimated $880k
  • 1,644,700 bins collected

Click image to view or download the Financial year highlights then and now(PDF, 2MB)