This year’s Budget outlines how we will deliver services and programs to our community in line with the first year of priorities of our four-year Council Plan

Budget submissions were sought from the community from 10 April to 10 May. A total of 43 submissions were received by the closing date for submissions.

At its meeting on 28 June 2021, Council adopted the 2021-22 Budget. The Budget sets out Council’s key goals and priorities for the financial year, while ensuring our community has access to the hundreds of quality services, programs, events and open spaces that we all enjoy.

The Budget 2021-22

This year’s Budget continues Council’s proactive approach to supporting our community through the COVID-19 pandemic including:

  • $3.2 million financial assistance package that will be enable Council to run an innovative voucher program which will boost the local economy
  • $6.3 million used on targeted business recovery programs, establishing a Chamber of Commerce, and revitalising our retail activity centres
  • More than $60 million capital works program. This will include completion of the Narrandjeri Stadium in Thornbury, redevelopment of BT Connor Pavilion in Reservoir, and the commencement on the new Northcote Aquatic and Recreation Centre.
  • Continue responding to the climate emergency through this budget, through programs like Council’s popular Solar Saver initiative, and by planting 4800 trees and another 250,000 indigenous plants in our parks and bushlands.

All of this is on top of our core services like collecting the 5.5 million bins over the year, facilitating 620,000 visits to our libraries, conducting 22,200 immunisations, maintaining 30km of shared bike paths and 56 sporting ovals, and approximately 130,000 hours of aged care services.

Take a look at the Darebin Budget 2021-22 which can be accessed from the Document Library.

Darebin Budget 2021-22 feedback activities

Consultation has now concluded