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Published on 05 July 2021
Mornington Peninsula Shire Council adopted the 2021–22 Budget at its Council meeting on 22 June 2021.
The Peninsula community was invited to provide their feedback on the Proposed Budget during the month of April and the comments received helped guide Council’s deliberations for the new financial year.
Covid recovery will be a major focus throughout the 2021–22 financial year with Council investing $10M directly towards recovery projects, programs and initiatives such as:
The Budget also includes other community-minded initiatives, such as:
The State Government sets out the maximum amount Councils may increase rates in a year. For 2021–22 the rate cap has been set at 1.5 per cent.
The 2021–22 Capital Works Budget is $42,928,200. Some big-ticket items include:
The 2021–22 Priority Projects Budget is $7,954,000. Some projects include:
A full copy of the Adopted Budget 2021-22 can be downloaded at mornpen.vic.gov.au/budget
Quote attributable to Mayor Councillor Despi O’Connor:
“On behalf of my Council colleagues, I am delighted to present this 2021-22 Council Budget.
“I’d like to thank everyone who provided feedback on our draft budget in April, your input has been invaluable and has helped shape our thinking. I am pleased that community-driven initiatives such as new bike tracks and an increased capacity to respond to coastal hazard risks are included in this Budget.
“A major focus of this budget is helping our community and local businesses recover from the impacts of Covid-19. We know the pandemic hit the Mornington Peninsula’s economy more severely than most other parts of Australia. At its peak last year, 2,205 jobs were lost and 59 per cent of our businesses were on JobKeeper, the highest rate in Victoria and third highest in the nation.
“By investing $10M directly towards recovery projects, initiatives and programs, we will do everything we can to help the Peninsula community bounce back stronger and more resilient.
“Of course, one of the highlights of the Budget is the delivery of the Yawa Aquatic Centre, which opens on 9 July. I can’t wait to see our community flock to this state-of-the-art facility!"