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Council will often have publications, documents or policies on public exhibition that outline the goals and approaches for Council service delivery and community planning. These documents can be reviewed at the Council offices or alternatively, on this page.

Draft Budget, LongTerm Financial Plan and Asset Plan

Residents are invited to provide your feedback and tell us what you think of the draft 2022-2023 Council Budget, draft 2022 - 2032 Long Term Financial Plan and new 2022 - 2032 Asset Plan.

You can view a copy of each of the draft documents below:

Draft 2022 - 2023 Council Budget
Draft 2022 - 2032 Long Term Financial Plan
Draft 2022 - 2032 Asset Plan

Feedback can be online here via our online survey.

Feedback must be supplied in writing by 12:00pm on 1 June 2022.

Adoption of the Draft 2022-23 Budget, Long Term Financial Plan and Asset Plan will be considered on Wednesday 22 June 2022, taking into account feedback received.

Alternatively, a copy of the draft documents can be emailed or printed and posted if required by calling customer service on 5573 0444.

2022 - 2032 Asset Plan

The Asset Plan is a new requirement in the Local Government Act 2020. It outlines the management and maintenance plan for a diverse range of Council assets such as roads, playgrounds, transfer stations, signage, caravan parks, sport and recreation grounds, public toilets, Council facilities and more.

Draft 2022 - 2032 Long Term Financial Plan

The LTFP is a 10 year plan which identifies Council’s current and projected financial capacity to continue to deliver high quality services, facilities and infrastructure for residents.

Draft 2022 - 2032 Budget

The Budget is a 12 month outline of the financial and non-financial resources that Council needs to achieve the strategies of the 2021-25 Council Plan.

Key features of the draft Budget:
➢ Complete construction of the serviced industrial land on Port Fairy Road and commence sales.
➢ Develop a new Cultural Arts Strategy for the Shire to direct Council investment and deliver integrated programming across
all townships and enrich community and civic life.
➢ Completing a Small Towns Strategy to provide clear direction on future planning and infrastructure priorities in each of the
smaller towns within the Shire.
➢ Progress the new Hamilton Art Gallery Project, and
➢ Complete detailed design of CBD as per adopted masterplan (2020) to enable construction in future years (subject to funding).

Highlights of the Capital Works Program include:
➢ Continued significant investment into local roads, bridges and other Council owned infrastructure
➢ Progress with the construction of an Intergenerational Playground at the Hamilton Botanic Gardens,
➢ Progress the redevelopment of the Melville Oval Precinct, and
➢ Implement works associated with Council Buildings Asset Management Strategy

Residents can take a quick glance at the proposed budget and what is being spent where using the infographics below:

Budget at a glance
What are we spending?

Hamilton Moves


Have your say and tell us how you move around Hamilton as part of Hamilton Moves - an integrated transport plan for a connected regional centre.

Funded by the Department of Transport, the Hamilton Moves project will allow Council to assess local needs to better understand current mobility patterns and to ultimately build a comprehensive map of Hamilton’s transport activities.

The study will help to gain a better understanding of how residents travel around the town, identifying where there may be connectivity issues and opportunities to improve.

So tell us what would make your journey better.

Would you ride into the CBD more if there were less trucks and more bike paths? Would you walk to work if there were better footpaths connections or maybe you avoid driving certain roads because they’re too dangerous or congested at peak times?

To provide feedback, drop a pin on our social mapping tool and leave a comment on something you like or a problem you’ve identified. We will also have maps available at our library for those who would rather give their comments in person.

You can provide your feedback and suggestions online here.

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