Have Your Say on Council’s 2024/25 Draft Budget

Published on 08 May 2024


The Rural City of Wangaratta has prepared the 2024/25 Draft Budget as required by the Local Government Act 2020. The Draft Budget outlines the resources required to deliver the Council Plan strategic objectives and includes a four-year budget forecast. It has now been published and is seeking community engagement and feedback through written submissions.

The community is welcome to provide written submissions up to 5pm Wednesday 05 June 2024.

Submissions may be made below via:

  • The Connect Wangaratta platform at: https://connect.wangaratta.vic.gov.au/have-your-say-on-council-s-2024-25-draft-budget
  • Email: council@wangaratta.vic.gov.au. Please include “2024/25 Draft Budget” in the subject line.
  • Mail: PO Box 238, Wangaratta VIC 3676. Please include “2024/25 Draft Budget” as the reference.
  • In Person: At Customer Services, Wangaratta Government Centre – Corner Ford and Ovens Street, Wangaratta. Please reference “2024/25 Draft Budget” with your submission

PLEASE NOTE: Submissions are public documents and form part of the meeting minutes. Therefore, submitters’ names and addresses will become part of the public record. Anyone who has made a written submission to the Council may request to be heard by a Committee of Councillors, or be represented by another person acting on their behalf. If you want your submission to be heard by the Council, you must advise this in your written submission. Council will meet to adopt the 2024/25 Budget at the Scheduled Council Meeting on 25 June 2024 at 3pm. For further information please contact (03) 5722 0888.

Budget Highlights and Headline Figures of the Draft Budget include:

  • Total income of $91.76m
  • Total operating expenditure of $80.29m
  • An accounting surplus of $11.47m
  • An adjusted underlying operating surplus of $516k
  • A capital works program of $25.76m, inclusive of $3.67m of works to be carried over from 2023/24
  • A rate rise of 2.75% in line with the Fair Go Rate Cap
  • A waste service charge rise of 2.75% reflective of the rate cap
  • An individual user fees and charges rise of 4%, in line with inflation
  • No new borrowings


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