The 2023/2024 Moira Shire Budget was adopted by Council on 28 June 2023.
The Annual Budget report details the financial position, capital works program and fees and charges schedule.
The Annual Budget has been prepared in accordance with the Local Government Act 2020 and the Local Government (Planning and Reporting) Regulations 2020.
Like many Councils across Victoria, Moira Shire is facing significant challenges when creating our budget for 2023/24.
The 2022 flood event was a disaster for our community, and the financial impacts are significant as we now reallocate resources to response and recovery initiatives.
It was not just the damage, but the prolonged wet weather compounded with post-pandemic impacts that created a shortage of project managers and contractors. The combination of these factors made it impossible to deliver budgeted capital works in 2022/23, meaning the consolidation of carried forward works is going to take even longer.
Furthermore, inflation and cost of living continue to place pressure on all aspects of Council operations, meaning financial sustainability of Council is a critical assessment criterion in setting the budget.
All these challenges mean that it is critical the 2023/24 budget concentrates on recovery, sustainability and careful prioritisation of key activities. The budget has to secure and strengthen our future so we can efficiently and effectively meet the needs of our community, not just for 2023/24, but for many years to come.
Read our 2023/2024 Budget here(PDF, 10MB)