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This article was published on 18 May 2012. The information contained within may be out of date or inaccurate. News articles and media releases older than 60 days are archived for future reference.
Council seeks community input on draft budget
Greater Shepparton City Council is inviting the community to attend a series of information sessions across the municipality to find out more about the draft budget which is to be considered by Council.
The sessions will include a presentation of the draft budget by Greater Shepparton City Council CEO Gavin Cator and Mayor Michael Polan, and will include an opportunity to speak to Councillors.
“This budget reflects the priorities that we’ve heard from the community during our consultation processes so far,” said Mayor Michael Polan. “Now we’re bringing it back to you, to hear what you think.”
“I encourage people to attend at least one of the sessions if they possibly can,” Cr Polan said. “They are being held right across Greater Shepparton, and if you miss one in your local area, you are most welcome to attend one in another area.”
The session details are:
|22 May||Shepparton||Shepparton RSL|
|23 May||Tatura||Ballantyne Centre|
|29 May||Dookie||Dookie Recreation Reserve|
|30 May||Murchison||Murchison Community Centre|
|5 June||Merrigum||Merrigum Hall|
|6 June||Tallygaroopna||Tallygaroopna Recreation Reserve|
|7 June||Mooroopna||Mooroopna Education & Activity Centre (the Mooroopna Hub)|
As well as the community information sessions, members of the public are invited to make written submissions, and can ask for an opportunity to be heard by Council in support of their submission. The deadline for written submissions is 5pm Wednesday 13 June, 2012. Submissions will be heard by Council on June 19, and Council will meet again on June 26 to consider adopting the proposed draft budget.
The proposed draft budget can be downloaded and comments can also be left here.
Please note: Submissions are provided in accordance with Section 223 of the Local Government Act 1989. This means submissions are treated as public documents for 12 months and are available for public inspection.