Community Budget Requests

Every year Council provides opportunities for the community to put forward requests to be considered in the annual draft budget.  Council has had a closer look at the process and as a result some changes have been made.

As in previous years requests can be for specific items, community projects, sponsorship ideas, new services or improvements to Council buildings, assets, facilities and services.

Community Budget Requests

If you want Council to consider new infrastructure e.g. playgrounds or facilities and services then these need to be submitted in writing stating what it is that you want considered and what you believe the benefits would be.  All submissions will be considered as part of the budget process with outcomes advised in August when the budget is adopted.  Closing date for submissions is Monday 14 March 2016 and should be addressed to the Executive Manager Corporate Services.

The major change to the process is that if you are seeking a financial contribution towards a project, then you are required to submit either a Minor Community Grant or Major Community Grant application as outlined below

Minor Community Grants

  • Funding application for projects under $10,000
  • Applications open August / September
  • Applications close To be advised
  • Projects under $2,000 can seek up to 50% contribution
  • Projects under $10,000 can seek up to 1/3 of the total project cost with a maximum of $3,333
  • Applicants must speak with Community Development Staff

Major Community Grants

  • Funding application for projects over $10,000
  • Applications open December
  • Applications close 14 March 2016
  • Council will consider contributing up to 1/3 of the total project cost
  • All submissions will be reviewed during the budget process
  • Announcements of successful applications will be made following the adoption of the budget in late July
  • Applicants must speak with Community Development Staff

Please note that Major Grant Applications are considered as part of the draft budget process and therefore close on 14 March 2016.

If you would like Council to consider works of a maintenance nature then these can be submitted at any time.

Ongoing Maintenance Requests

  • Requests can be submitted at any time
  • Requests must be made utilising the Customer Request form
  • Forms are available from the Shire Administration office
  • Requests will be determined on priority and annual budget maintenance allocations being available.