We’re delivering for our community with an operating budget of $138 million to deliver more than 100 valuable services for our community.
The proposed 2022/23 budget and 10-year Financial Plan was endorsed for community feedback at the May Council meeting.
Manningham Mayor Cr Michelle Kleinert said she is looking forward to seeing the community response on the proposed budget and 10-year Financial Plan.
“This budget delivers on what the community has asked for. In it we are building a better Manningham, taking action on important issues and planning for the future,” said Cr Kleinert.
The proposed budget has been developed following significant community engagement. It considers input from last year’s community panel which guided our Community Vision, Council Plan, 10-year Financial Plan and our Revenue and Rating Plan. We also held further budget specific consultation in late 2021 where the community was able to submit ideas.
We have developed six case studies to show some of the works that this budget will deliver.
Building a better Manningham - Jumping Creek Road
Building a better Manningham - Macedo Square
Planning for the future - Flood and Stormwater Management
Planning for the future - Liveable City Strategy
Taking action - Climate Emergency Action Plan
Taking action - Food Organics Garden Organics
The proposed 2022/23 budget aligns with the themes of our Council Plan and delivers on the actions and initiatives our community has told us are important. The spread of allocation is as follows:
- $37.7 million for a Healthy Community
- $19.3 million for Liveable Places and Spaces
- $20.3 million for a Resilient Environment
- $4.1 million for a Vibrant Prosperous Economy
- $26.5 million for a Well Governed Council
Keeping costs low
The proposed budget has considered the financial impact on our rate payers. The average general rate increase will be lower than inflation and in line with the State Government’s rate cap of 1.75%. Fees and charges are also proposed to remain below inflation.
“Financial pressure on our community remains high as inflation rises and costs increase. We are determined to do our part to keep our costs low while still delivering improvements for our community,” said Cr Kleinert.
Submissions Open Now
The 2022/23 budget and 10-year Financial Plan is now available to view and for the community to provide feedback.
“We are pleased to endorse the proposed budget, and I encourage all our community to have your say,” said Cr Kleinert.
Find out more and have your say via, yoursay.manningham.vic.gov.au/2022-23-budget.