Proposed 2018/19 Budget

Published on 25 April 2018

Budget 2018/19

The Council is calling on the community to provide feedback on the proposed 2018/19 Budget, for the financial year ending 30 June 2019.

The Council at its meeting on Wednesday 18 April 2018 resolved that public notice be given that the Council has prepared its Proposed 2018/19 Budget and that it be placed on public exhibition for a period of 28 days.

Details of the proposed 2018/19 Budget:

  • the total amount projected to be borrowed at 30 June 2017 will be $5,219,000
  • the total amount proposed to be borrowed during 2018/19 is $500,000
  • the total amount projected to be redeemed during 2018/19 is $842,000
  • the projected total amount of borrowings at 30 June 2019 is $4,877,000
  • the projected cost of servicing the borrowings during 2018/19 is $179,000
  • the proposed differential general rates to be levied by the Council will be determined by multiplying the Capital Improved Value of each category of rateable land by the rate in the dollar as indicated below:


Rating Category

Cents in the dollar

Capital Improved Value

Residential (Benalla)


Residential (Rural Township)




Vacant Land (Benalla)


Vacant Land (Rural Township)


Rural - Non Farming


Rural - Farmland


Cultural and Recreational



  • the proposed Municipal Charge to be levied is $241.62.
  • the following annual service charges are proposed to be declared for the collection and disposal of refuse:

Waste Management Charges - Urban Residents

Combined charge per year (includes recycling bin service)


Organics Bin

(80 litre)

Organics Bin

(120 litre)

Organics Bin

(240 litre)

Small Rubbish Bin

(80 litres)




Medium Rubbish Bin (120 litres)




Large Rubbish Bin (240 litres)





Waste Management Charges - Rural Residents

Rubbish Bin (Red Lid)


Combined charge per year (includes recycling bin service)


80 litre



120 litre



240 litre



All residents can choose either a 120, 240 and 360 litre recycling bin

Additional collection options:







Weekly waste


Weekly recycle



Document availability

Download the Proposed 2018/19 Budget(PDF, 3MB).

Copies of the proposed 2018/19 Budget can be viewed at the Benalla Customer Service Centre, 1 Bridge Street East, Benalla, Monday to Friday, between 8.30am and 5pm.

Submission process

Any person proposing to make a submission regarding the proposed 2018/19 Budget must do so in writing before 5pm Wednesday 23 May 2018 in accordance with Section 223 of the Local Government Act 1989.

Submissions must be in writing and can be made by email, online using the below form, by post addressed to the Chief Executive Officer. Along with your written submission, you may request to appear in person or be represented at a Council meeting. Submitters will be identified in a public report to the Council on submission received and this information will become part of the public record. If you wish to not be identified, please indicate this in your submission.

Would you like to speak at a Council meeting on Wednesday 9 May 2018

Key dates



Wednesday 23 May

Closing date for submissions

Wednesday 6 June

Hearing of submissions

Wednesday 20 June

Consideration of submissions

Wednesday 27 June

Adopt 2018/19 Budget


All meetings are held at the Benalla Civic Centre (Council Meeting Room), 13 Mair Street, Benalla, commence at 6pm and are open to members of the public.


Contact us if you have any questions.

Download the Proposed 2018/19 Budget.(PDF, 3MB)