The Draft Budget 2021-2022

Brimbank Council’s Draft Annual Budget 2021-2022 aims to support COVID-19 recovery, strengthen community capacity, and invest in capital works, facilities and open spaces.

The community is invited to have their say on the Draft Budget, along with the supporting Draft Financial Plan 2021-2031, the Draft Revenue and Rating Plan 2021-2025 and proposed Mayoral and Councillor Allowances. Council is investing in an $82.7 million capital works program to support delivery of vital services for our growing city.

The Draft Financial Plan 2021-2031

The Draft Financial Plan is linked to Brimbank’s objectives of providing high levels of appropriate services and a strong capital expenditure program. The draft Plan shows how Council’s viability and financial sustainability will be achieved over the 10-year period. The draft Plan defines the broad fiscal boundaries for the Community Vision, the Council Plan, the Asset Plan, other policies and strategies and the annual Budget process.

​The Draft Revenue and Rating Plan 2021-2025

The Draft Revenue and Rating Plan is a new requirement. It is for a four-year ‘block’ period starting on 30 June in the year after each general election.

It provides a medium-term plan for how Council will generate income to deliver on the Council Plan, program and services, and capital works commitments over a four-year period.

Review of Mayoral and Councillor Allowances

In accordance with the Local Government Act 2020 Councillors are entitled to receive remuneration in the form of an allowance. Council must review and determine the level of mayoral and councillor allowances by no later than the next 30 June after an election. A person has a right to make a submission in respect of a review of allowances.

chart of capital works spending
chart of how rates are spent