Council Adopts Community Focused Budget for 21/22

Published on Wednesday, 18 August 2021 at 11:56:37 AM

Denmark Shire Council last night adopted an annual budget which will see a four per cent rate rise for local ratepayers.

It comes after in depth consideration of budget documents in recent months.

Shire of Denmark Chief Executive Officer David Schober said Councillors had demonstrated their commitment to the community by carefully considering their decision.

“The adoption of our 2021/2022 budget is a great result for our community,” Mr Schober said.

“Council have adopted a budget which they feel will allow the Shire to meet community expectations of service delivery and fiscal responsibility.”

“Prudent and conservative financial management by officers has allowed Council to be in a position to make the decision they have and we will continue to operate in that manner.”

In her forward to the 2021/2022 annual budget, Shire President Ceinwen Gearon said the year ahead is about getting projects done.

“Following the disruption of Covid-19 in the previous financial year, we are now looking to the future with projects and initiatives set forth to support and enhance lives and businesses in Denmark,” Cr Gearon said.

The budget focuses on delivering major capital works projects and infrastructure repairs, while also placing emphasis on working towards sustainability actions committed to by Council in March 2021 with the endorsement of the Shire’s Sustainability Strategy.

Support for local community groups and events through contributions, donations and subsidies will also continue.

“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 in the coming weeks.

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