Have your say on our draft Budget for 2024/25

Friday 12 April 2024

a montage of different services including roadworks, leisure centres and kindergartens.

Every year Council develops a Budget that outlines funding for the next financial year and how it will benefit Yarra's community.

We are proud to present the draft Budget for 2024/25 that delivers the essential services and infrastructure our community relies on, funds the priority projects our diverse community wants and needs, and works to future proof the financial sustainability of our great city so that we can continue delivering for our growing community. Priority projects this year:

  • tackle the climate emergency
  • improve biodiversity
  • provide more open space where our community needs it most
  • invest in our children and young people
  • deliver upgrades to our much-loved community sporting facilities
  • invest in active and sustainable transport
  • people who are vulnerable or at risk
  • improve Council connections with community

In addition to delivering vital projects and initiatives for our community, Council is confident that this balanced and responsible Budget will leave a lasting, positive impact on Council’s long-term financial sustainability.

Building on last year’s Budget, we’ve taken great strides towards our goal of financial sustainability, with smart investments, significant savings and careful and timely measures to reduce expenditure.

With our city’s population set to almost double by 2041, the key projects within this draft Budget have been carefully chosen to ensure they both meet the needs of our community now and respond to growing community demand to make sure Yarra remains one of the best places to live, work and play.

Have your say

Our 2024/25 draft Budget is open for community consultation from Friday 12 April to 5pm Friday 10 May. We are inviting feedback from the community and key stakeholders on the draft before the final Budget is presented to Council for adoption later this year.

We are also inviting comment on our draft Long-Term Financial Plan 2024/25 to 2033/34 which has been updated to incorporate this year’s Budget.

Speak to us in person

You can also chat to the team and share your thoughts at one of our in-person sessions. If you require an interpreter to participate in any of these sessions, please reach out to us directly via phone on 03 9205 5555:

  • Saturday 20 April at Otter Street Pocket Park from 10am to 12 midday
  • Saturday 27 April at Gleadell Street Market from 10am to 12 midday.

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