Annual budget

Under the Local Government Act 1989 (the Act), Council is required to prepare and adopt an Annual Budget for each financial year. The Budget is required to include certain information about the rates and charges that Council intends to levy as well as a range of other information required by the Local Government (Finance and Reporting) Regulations 2004 (the Regulations) which support the Act.


View the adopted 2021/22 Budget here(PDF, 1MB)

 The Budget includes standard statements being:

  • Budgeted Income Statement
  • Budgeted Balance Sheet
  • Budgeted Cash Flow Statement
  • Budgeted Capital Works Statement

The Annual Budget has been developed within an overall planning framework which guides Council through the Council Plan and Annual Budget. Council then demonstrates its achievements and accountability through publication of an Annual Report including the reporting of the operations of Council and Audited Performance and Financial Statements.


The Proposed 2022/23 Annual Budget is now available for all residents to review and provide written feedback to Council for consideration in accordance with the Local Government Act 2020. View the Have Your Say page here

Council will consider written submissions received by 5pm on Thursday 9 June 2022 at the Special Meeting of Council to be held on Wednesday 15 June 2022, in the Council Chamber, 15 Stead Street, Ballan, commencing at 6.00pm.