Budget 2022/23

Council's annual Budget 2022/23(PDF, 3MB) will continue to support the community and local businesses with pandemic and storm recovery, and deliver on the Council Plan by continuing the progression of key capital works projects including the Macedon Ranges Regional Sports Precinct, the Shared Trails Project and the Woodend Golf Club clubrooms upgrade.

In total, Council’s Capital Works program will deliver $41.2 million in works across the shire over the next financial year, 37 per cent of Council’s total revenue.

Council rates align with the state-wide rate cap of 1.75 per cent in the Budget 2022/23. Last year’s rate increase was 1.5 per cent, and 2 per cent the year before.

Council’s total budgeted income for 2022/23 is $111.5 million, which is mainly comprised of rates, grants, service fees and charges. 

Highlights

  • New initiatives included the Woodend Racecourse Reserve Master Plan and a shire-wide Equestrian Facilities Plan.
  • Further work will be undertaken to progress the Gisborne Futures project and associated planning scheme amendment and the Romsey Structure Plan.
  • Kyneton Tennis Club – lighting of playing courts 9 and 10.
  • Hanging Rock Cricket Club – training net renewal and upgrades. Works will improve the safety of the facilities.
  • Macedon Bowling Club – engagement of architect to prepare working drawings for improvements to the Club’s current clubrooms.
  • Kyneton Football Netball Club – detailed design planning to develop a female-friendly pavilion and upgraded netball courts at the Showgrounds Reserve.
  • Pedestrian safety Woodend – installation of a new slow point prior to the existing crest in Brooke Street Woodend to cater for school and leisure pedestrians crossing, and design and construction of a crossing solution at the intersection of Brooke and Templeton Streets, Woodend.
  • Red Brick Hall, Kyneton – building renewal works and the inclusion of an On-Street Disability Discrimination Act compliant car park. Funded by Local Roads and Community Infrastructure (LRCI), $335,000.
  • Off Grid Relief and Recovery Centres – taking three grid-connected locations off-grid, or providing the equipment to be ‘self-sufficient’ in terms of electricity, water, and telecommunications in times of emergency. Funded by Preparing Australian Communities – Local Stream program.