Draft budget 2019/2020

Submissions closed on 31 May 2019, 05:00 PM

Indigo Shire Council has released its draft Budget for 2019/20(PDF, 3MB)Strategic Resource Plan(PDF, 1MB) and Operating Income and Expense by Service Plan.(PDF, 3MB)

The draft budget outlines a total operating income of $34.538 million with total expenditure of $30.085 million, including a $10.76 million capital works program, and an underlying surplus over two years.

Budget highlights for 2019/2020

  • $10.76 million in capital works including upgrades to roads, drainage and footpaths
  • More than $800,000 in sport and recreation facility upgrades
  • Removal of spectator fees at Indigo Shire’s five swimming pools
  • $430,000 for road resealing across Indigo Shire
  • $110,000 for the Beechworth Railway Goods Shed refurbishment
  • $160,000 towards the Chiltern Flood Study
  • $110,000 on Indigo Creek Park public toilets in Barnawartha

The draft budget also includes $298,000 for new initiatives including:

  • $18,000 for an Emissions Reduction Plan
  • $25,000 towards place making structure and focus – Yackandandah
  • $20,000 for community renewable energy grants
  • $15,000 for the Committee Review implementation
  • $35,000 towards Roadside Conservation Values Assessment and Mapping
  • $10,000 for an Early Years Library Outreach Pilot
  • $10,000 for the implementation of the Youth Strategy
  • $10,000 to develop and implement a calendar of programs for Libraries
  • $40,000 for an Industrial Land Supply and Demand Assessment Report
  • $20,000 towards the Rutherglen Wine Cycle Loop Scoping Project
  • $30,000 for the Chiltern Destination Playground Scoping Project
  • $15,000 to develop the Yackandandah parking strategy
  • $30,000 towards a Trails strategy
  • $20,000 for a Caravan Park strategy

Capital works across Indigo Shire

Use our interactive map to discover proposed capital works projects planned in and around your area as part of the draft 2019/2020 budget.

Services provided by Indigo Shire

The draft budget also includes funding for a range of services including:

  • Building control services
  • Environmental health services
  • Local laws - animals
  • Planning
  • Community development
  • Youth, early years and maternal and child health services
  • Economic development
  • Library services
  • Recreation including operation of five swimming pools
  • Tourism and visitor services
  • Emergency management
  • Environment and sustainability
  • Parks and gardens
  • Tree services
  • Waste management

How are my rates spent?

Each council collects rates from residents and businesses in its municipality to help fund local infrastructure and a range of services. Councils use property values as the basis for distributing rates across the municipality. Calculating the amount that each property owner has to pay in rates involves determining the total amount of rate revenue and dividing this across the total value of all rateable properties to establish a rate in the dollar. The rate in the dollar is then applied against each individual property value to calculate how much each property owner pays.


Discover more about how rates are calculated in our fact sheet(PDF, 172KB) or go to Vic Councils

Make a submission

Any person wishing to make a submission on the budget should address these to the CEO and must
be received by 5pm on Friday 31 May. Submissions can be made by:

Email: info@indigoshire.vic.gov.au
Mail: PO Box 28, Beechworth 3747