April 28 2022
What's happening in your community?
Council is pleased to present its draft Four Year Delivery Program 2022-2026 and draft Operational Plan 2022-2023 to the community for feedback.
The draft Four Year Delivery Program describes a series of activities that Council have committed to delivering over the next four years, to work towards the community's aspirations as highlighted in the Albury 2050 Community Strategic Plan.
Out of these actions fall a number of key projects and actions for the next financial year which are detailed in the draft Operational Plan.
What's in the works for the next year?
The 2022-2023 budget proposes a $57m Capital Works Program, aimed at improving our infrastructure, streets, recreation and culture opportunities, and more.
The projects are closely linked to things the community asked for during community consultation for Albury 2050, falling under four key themes: A Growing Sustainable Economy, An Enhanced Natural Environment, A Caring Community, and A Leading Community.
A snapshot of some of the exciting projects Council will be embarking on are detailed below.
Accessible transport modes across our city to improve connectivity
Clean and reliable drinking water
Climate action and preparing for the changing climate
A diverse range of events and experiences
Celebration of our culture, arts and diversity
A national leader
Where does the money come from?
In 2022-2023, Council will manage a $165m budget, half of which will come from rates and annual charges. The remaining amount comes from user fees and charges, grants, contributions and other revenue sources.
What you'll pay
When all rates, water, sewer and waste management charges are combined, the average residential property impact is an increase of $51 or 98 cents per week, representing an overall average increase of 1.8%.
Have your say
Mayor Kylie King encouraged the community to have their say on the draft plans.
"Our city is undergoing an exciting period of growth. As a Council, we're committed to ensuring this growth happens in a sustainable way, whilst supporting a connected and vibrant community.”
“The draft plans contain some exciting initiatives and projects that we believe align with what the community told us, but it’s important to seek further feedback to ensure these plans continue to reflect community priorities,” she said.
The draft plans can be found on the AlburyCity website. Submissions close Friday 27 May 2022.