Our Budget portal is open: share your ideas and priorities

Published on 07 January 2022

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We are making it easier for everyone to have their ideas and priorities considered for the Budget.
While most of the money in the Budget is allocated to essential services including rubbish and recycling, road maintenance, family services and more, we’d like to hear from you.
Please let us know what is important to you and what you think we should prioritise.
Budget portal
Go online to our brand-new 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 new portal you can also let us know how you think we should allocate money under sixteen themes:

  1. Performing arts theatre centre                                            
  2. Footpath and walking trails                                                 
  3. Strengthen our local economy                                            
  4. Road maintenance                                                             
  5. Drainage projects                                                              
  6. Arts, cultural and creative programs                                    
  7. Playground and accessibility programs                               
  8. Sporting club facilities upgrades                                          
  9. Protection of our rural Green Wedge                                   
  10. Community strengthening initiatives                                    
  11. Physical and mental health                                                 
  12. Caring for our natural environment                                      
  13. Public transport advocacy                                                   
  14. Traffic management measures                                           
  15. Peninsula Trail                                                
  16. Sporting ground improvements.

Weekly community drop-in sessions
From January until March we will hold weekly drop-in sessions across the Peninsula. These sessions are for those who need help with the online form or understanding the Budget process. Please go to the portal for locations and dates.
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 Thursday 31 March.
It’s easy to provide feedback online. 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.
For more information and to find an overview of all drop-in sessions and meetings, visit:
Quotes attributable to Mayor Councillor Anthony Marsh:

“We're excited to implement our improved budget process this year, which ensures every person and group within our community has an equal opportunity to share their budget ideas. Local government is the most accessible level of government, and our improved budget process reflects that.
The new budget process is modern, fair, inclusive, and accessible for everyone. All feedback will be presented to Council for review, ensuring every voice is heard.”


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