Our Budget portal is open: share your ideas and priorities

Published on 15 December 2022


We’d like to hear from our community on what is important to you and what you think should be prioritised in our Budget 2023-24.
While most of the money in the Budget is allocated to essential services including waste collection, road maintenance, family services and more, your feedback will help shape our Budget and future strategies according to the community’s needs.
Like last year, we’re making it easier for everyone to have their ideas and priorities considered for the Budget. 
All you have to do is go online to our community portal where you can put forward your aspirations and ideas.
All contributions and feedback will be presented to Council for their consideration. 
In our portal you can also let us know how you think we should allocate money to 14 themes:

  1. New footpaths
  2. Drainage and stormwater upgrades
  3. Coastal infrastructure and access
  4. Improving planning services and permits
  5. Community crisis and homelessness support
  6. Economic development, tourism and small business support
  7. Improved waste services (circular economy)
  8. Climate action and caring for our natural environment
  9. Protecting our agricultural Green Wedge Zones
  10. Community facility upgrades
  11. Road safety and maintenance
  12. New recreational facilities
  13. Arts and culture programs and projects
  14. Aged, family and youth services

Additionally, we’ve introduced a new tool where you’ll see every $1,000 budget allocated to current services.
It’s called the Service Prioritisation tool; you use it by scaling up and down on the 21 high level services and you’ll be able to balance the budget to align with your needs.
The tool helps you understand how the Shire’s operating budget is allocated and allows you to prioritise where spending should go. 

Community pop up sessions

When you’re out and about come and visit us for a quick chat about the Budget
Rye Foreshore Market
Saturday 4 February, 7am – 12pm
Red Hill Market
Saturday 4 February, 8am – 2pm

Moorooduc Train Station Market
Sunday 5 February, 10am – 2pm

Mornington Main Street Market
Wednesday 8 February, 9am – 1pm

Hastings Main Street Market
Thursday 9 February, 9am – 1pm
Rosebud Primary School “Heart of the Community” Market
Saturday 11 February, 8am – 1pm

Join us for an information session

Rosebud Memorial Hall
Thursday 16 February, 4 – 6pm

Registrations are essential for the information session! To secure your spot click here 

Talk to your Councillor

You can also contact your local Ward Councillor to discuss your submission.

Council meetings

There will be more Council meetings where the Budget will be discussed, giving our Councillors more opportunities to deliberate and make decisions.

How to have your say

The Budget portal is open until Wednesday 15 March 2023.
It’s easy to provide feedback online by visiting mornpen.vic.gov.au/budgetportal 
If you need help, email budget@mornpen.vic.gov.au or call 5950 1000.
Hard copy forms are also available at Customer Service Centres and our drop-in sessions.

Quotes attributable to Mayor Councillor Steve Holland:

“Last year we changed how you sent us your thoughts on the Budget and we received a response from more than 2,500 people! 

“We're excited to continue this improved budget process this year to ensure every person and group within our community has an opportunity to share their budget ideas. 
“We encourage you to get involved and tell us what is important to you. All feedback will be presented to Council for review, ensuring every voice is heard.”



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