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2018/2019 Budget & Rates

The 2018/19 Budget outlines the provision of financial resources for the next 12 months and details how these resources will be applied to deliver the more than 120 services and extensive range of programs and activities Council provides to the Maroondah community.

The Budget and the Long Term Financial Strategy have been developed through a rigorous process, and will ensure Council continues to meet the high level and variety of service expected by our community, while also ensuring our long term financial sustainability within the rate capping environment.

With a growing population and increasing pressure placed on Local Government to extend its provision of services, this remains an ongoing challenge. We are confident that the 2018/19 Budget represents a balanced, sustainable and responsible platform that will see enhanced services for our community; the protection of Council’s $1.57 billion in net assets; the delivery of extensive capital projects to continue transforming Maroondah; and the provision of a financially prudent future for our ratepayers.

The 2018/19 Budget links to the achievements of the Council Plan 2017-2021: Year 2 as part of an integrated planning framework. The Budget identifies the resourcing to meet 40 initiatives, including 16 major initiatives, as identified in the Council Plan.

These initiatives respond to the wants and needs of the community, and will contribute to the achievement of the four-year Council Plan key directions and ultimately deliver the preferred outcomes in Maroondah 2040 – Our future together.

Projects for our community


Council’s $43.68 million capital works program ensures our assets meet the needs of our community now and into the future.

Read more about projects for our community

Serving our community


Discover some of the 120 different services, events and activities Council provides to the 117, 396 members of the community.

Read more about Council's services and facilities

Total income: 

Rates & charges $90.27m  59.90%
User fees $26.20m 17.4%
Operating grants $11.94m 7.9%
Contributions monetary $3.74m 2.5%
Statutory fees & fines $4.51m 3%
Capital grants $12.95m 8.6%
Interest $1.08m 0.7%
Total $150.69m 100%
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