The 2015/16 Budget was formally adopted at the Council Meeting held on 16 June 2015.
The Budget delivers a low rate rise, increased services, funds new initiatives and allocates funds to ensure that infrastructure meets the needs of the community, all while delivering a reduction in waste charges.
Cost savings in the area of waste have enabled Council to pass on a reduction in the waste management charge of 15%, or $20 for each property. The cost of kerbside recycling collection has also decreased by 18% or $10. In addition, there will be no increase to the cost of weekly kerbside garbage collection.
The total Capital Works Program will be $12,065,000, of which $6,314,000 relates to renewal of our assets. Highlights include:
- Roads, Bridges and Footpaths ($5,170,000) – including reconstructions, reseal, resheeting, footpaths, bridges & kerb and channel
- Renewal of recreational assets ($322,000) – including cricket pitch and netball court resurfacing andplayground renewal
- Park, Open Space and Streetscapes upgrade and expansion ($1,603,000) – including Lake Daylesford Improvements and Streetscapes at Clunes, Creswick, Trentham, Glenlyon and Hepburn Springs
- Land and Buildings ($3,812,000) – including Victoria Park Daylesford Multi Purpose Facility, Trentham Community Hub and Hepburn Shire Services and Community Hub.
Click on the cover below to download a copy of the 2015/16 Budget