Increasing community grant funding including for local seniors groups, a greater focus on maintaining open space and trees and more money for footpaths and drainage maintenance are just some of the highlights of the City of Whittlesea’s 2023-24 Budget which was endorsed by Council on 27 June 2023.

Council also endorsed its Community Plan Action Plan for 2023-24 which outlines 56 priority projects that align with the Whittlesea 2040 goals of Connected Community, Liveable Neighbourhoods, Sustainability Environment, Strong Local Economy and High Performing Organisation.

The $371.1 million Budget includes an operating budget of $295.74 million and a focused capital works program of $75.37 million.

Community Consultation

More than 1300 contributions were received both during the Shape your Community consultation to inform the draft and on the draft Budget and Community Plan Action Plan.

Council received 71 formal submissions which were considered by a Committee of Council.

Final Documents

You can read the 2023-24 Budget and Community Plan Action Plan here.