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Proposed Budget and Council Plan

Proposed Budget Published Thursday, 23rd April 2020

The Proposed 2020-21 Budget and Proposed 2020-24 Council Plan are currently on exhibition until 28 May.

The Proposed Council Plan 2020-2024 provides updated Strategic Objectives, supporting Strategies, annual initiatives to be achieved and a rolling four year Strategic Resource Plan that sets out how the Council Plan will be funded.

The Proposed Annual Budget 2020/21 details the resources required over the 2020/21 financial year to fund the large range of Council services that are provided to the community. It also includes details of proposed capital expenditure allocations to improve and renew South Gippsland’s physical infrastructure, buildings and operational assets as well as funding for a range of operating projects. This budget is prepared in accordance with and is fully compliant with the requirements of the Local Government Act 1989 and the Local Government (Planning and Reporting) Regulations 2014.

Both documents are prepared in accordance with Section 125 and 127 of the Local Government Act 1989.

A person lodging a submission under s.223 of the Act must do so no later than 5.00pm, Thursday 28 May 2020. Late submissions will not be considered by Council. Submissions must be addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, South Gippsland Shire Council. Any person lodging a submission is required to state in their submission if he or she wishes to be heard, or to be represented by a person specified in their submission. Attendance at any public hearing or open meeting is subject to actions required under Council’s Business Continuity Plan relating to COVID-19.

Separate submissions are to be lodged that relate to either the Proposed Council Plan 2020-2024 or the Proposed Annual Budget 2020/21.

Submissions are preferred via email and can be sent to submission@southgippsland.vic.gov.au. Alternatively, submissions will also be accepted in writing addressed to: Chief Executive Officer, South Gippsland Shire Council, Private Bag 4, Leongatha, VIC 3953.

Following consideration of the submissions, Council may amend or not amend the Council Plan and Annual Budget, which will be considered for adoption at the 24 June 2020 Ordinary Council Meeting.
For further enquiries contact Coordinator Corporate Planning & Council Business, June Ernst for the Council Plan and Acting Manager Finance Allan Williams for the Budget on 03 5662 9200.