More than 10 new projects have been included to reflect submissions and projects pitched by our community.

Strathbogie Shire residents may see some changes in our final 2021/22 Budget adopted at the Extraordinary Council Meeting on Tuesday, June 29.

This year Council took a proactive approach to its budget development – creating a series of opportunities for our community to have its say and pitch us project ideas.

It’s paid off and we’re excited to release our 2021/22 Budget with new projects that include street tree planting, upgrades to sporting facilities, street activation workshops and project implementation and more.

Our 2021/22 Draft Budget provides for an operating expenditure of $30.3 million to fund services.

This includes $7.6 million to roads, drains, bridges, and footpaths, $213,000 to sustainability initiatives, $1.2 million to parks and reserves, $345,000 to libraries and arts, $197,000 to youth services and $984,000 to planning.

This year’s Draft Budget provides $21.57 million in new capital works that includes $3.855 million in roads, $1.4 million for bridges and culverts, $3.9 million for pedestrian bridges and footpaths including the Nagambie Foreshore Walk, $2.4 million for recreation, leisure and community facilities and $331,000 for parks, open spaces and streetscapes.

For a full list of capital works projects see our Final 2021/22 Budget in the document library on this page.

We're keen for your feedback

We are now keen to hear from the community on how we can improve our Budget engagement process.

We’re working hard to improve our communications and engagement. This year we made some changes to the budget process, which included asking the community to prioritise services and infrastructure to help us develop the Draft Budget and our pitch my project initiative.

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