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Golden Plains Shire Mayor message – May

Golden Plains Shire Council invites the community to view its draft 2017-18 Budget which will be available for public inspection from Monday 1 May.

The 2017-18 draft Budget proposes an average rate increase of 2.0% per assessment. This is in line with the State Government’s Fair Go Rates System (FGRS) which has capped rate increases by Victorian councils in 2017-18.

Our Budget balanced a commitment to quality service and infrastructure provision with financial sustainability.

Councillors examine the budget in depth each year and are mindful of the impact rate rises have on rate payers.

I believe this Budget meets the needs of our community - delivering roads, infrastructure, programs and services while still preserving our financial sustainability.

Copies of the draft 2017-18 Budget will be available for inspection on Council’s website and at Council’s Bannockburn and Linton Customer Service Centres from Monday 1 May.

Anyone may make a written submission on the budget in accordance with the Local Government Act.  They may request to appear in person or be represented by another specified person to present the submission at a special meeting of Council at 6.00pm on 13 June 2017 at the Bannockburn Shire Hall, High Street, Bannockburn.  

Written submissions should be lodged no later than Monday 29 May 2017, and forwarded to the Chief Executive Officer, PO Box 111, Bannockburn, 3331.