2022/2023 Annual Budget Adopted by Council

Published on Wednesday, 3 August 2022 at 10:33:42 AM

Yesterday, Denmark Shire Council adopted an annual budget that will see a 7.9 per cent total rate revenue rise for local ratepayers.

The decision came after in-depth consideration of budget documents in recent months.

Denmark Shire President Ceinwen Gearon said Council had made a careful decision in an effort to strike a balance of service delivery, fairness and sound financial management in difficult times.

“The adoption of our 2022/2023 budget is an important step for us as we move forward into challenging economic circumstances,” Cr Gearon said.

“Council has adopted a budget which we feel has sufficient funds to enable us to meet community expectations of both service delivery and fiscal responsibility.”

In her forward to the 2022/2023 annual budget, Shire President Ceinwen Gearon said the key focuses for the year ahead will be roads and waste.

“The Capital Works Program will see our team progress a suite of upgrades to our road, bridge and footpath networks,” Cr Gearon said.

“Just like our roads, our waste service delivery is a key component of our day-to-day work at the Shire so we are committed to continue working hard to deliver a sustainable waste management service for the benefit of our entire community.”

“In addition to delivering on our roads and waste commitments, Council is pleased to be working towards objectives set out in our Sustainability Strategy and Action Plan, adopted in 2021.”

The budget also focuses on continued support for local community groups and events through contributions, donations and subsidies.

“Council recognises the importance of this investment within our community and the vital role these organisations and events play in the everyday lives of our residents,” Cr Gearon said.

Minutes from the Special Meeting of Council will be published on the Shire’s website soon.

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