Annual Report, Council Plan and Budget

Our Annual Report is prepared each financial year in accordance with Section 99 of the Local Government Act 2020.

The Benalla Rural City Council Annual Report 2019/20 was prepared and a copy submitted to the Minister for Local Government on 26 November 2020 in accordance with the Local Government Act 1989 and the Audit Act 1994. The Council adopted the Annual Report 2019/20 at its meeting on 25 November 2020.

The Annual Report includes the Council’s Financial Statements, Standard Statements and Performance Statement for the year ended 30 June 2020 which have been audited by the Victorian Auditor General.

Where to get a copy

In an effort to reduce the impact on the environment, a copy of the Report can be viewed online from the links below. Limited copies of the Annual Report may be obtained by contacting the Council’s Customer Service Centre on 03 5760 2600. You can view the Annual Report at the Benalla Customer Service Centre, 1 Bridge Street East, Benalla, Monday to Friday, between 8.30am and 5pm.

Download the Annual Report 2019-20(PDF, 6MB)

Previous Annual Reports


Council Plan

The Council Plan is the key strategic document and defines the Council’s vision, purpose and values, strategic objectives, strategies and initiatives for achieving the objectives, strategic indicators to monitor the achievement of objectives and the Strategic Resource Plan which sets out the financial and non-financial resources to achieve the strategic objectives over the life of the Plan. 

The Council Plan 2017-2021 (2020 Review)(PDF, 26MB) was adopted by the Council on 24 June 2020.


Annual Budget 

The Annual Budget outlines the financial resources we need to implement core services as well as the key directions set out in our Council Plan.

The 2020/21 Budget is the key financial planning document for 2020/21 to deliver the objectives of the Council Plan, ensuring effective allocation of financial resources over the coming year.

On 29 July 2020 the Council adopted the 2020/21 Budget subject to:

  1. Reducing income by $2.2 million to recognise the early receipt of $2.2 million in 2020/21 Financial Assistance Grants funding.

  2. Increasing the 2020/21 Capital Works Program by $1.454 million incorporating the Visitor Information Centre Redevelopment Project ($1.024 million), Wheel Loader purchase ($370,000) and Weighbridge Automation Software installation ($60,000).

  3. Increasing borrowings by $900,000 to part fund the Visitor Information Centre Redevelopment Project ($500,000), to part fund the purchase of a Wheel Loader ($340,000) and to fund the purchase and installation of Weighbridge Automation Software ($60,000).

Download the Adopted 2020-21 Budget(PDF, 2MB)


Previous Council Budgets