Brimbank community invited to provide feedback on Draft Budget


Brimbank Councillors have voted to endorse the draft Annual Budget 2018-2019 for public consultation. The budget reflects community input and Council’s vision for Brimbank. Brimbank community members are invited to make a submission by Friday 18 May 2018.

Council’s vision is to create a vibrant, harmonious and welcoming Brimbank, which is a great place to live, work and grow.

In the past decade, Council has spent more than $500 million improving our city, this budget builds on this investment with $57.7 million in capital works.

This strong capital investment is taking place in an environment where we have a rate cap imposed by the State Government, cost shifting, a reduction in grants and increased demand for services and facilities.

As a community-first Council, we place a high value on listening and responding to community priorities.

During our budget planning, we asked you, the community, what your priorities were for this budget – you told us, and we have listened.

The community is invited to provide feedback on the Draft Budget by Friday 18 May 2018. To make a submission, visit

The Draft Budget supports the priorities raised by the community, including: Infrastructure and Asset Management; Parks, Leisure and Recreation; Libraries and Learning; Engagement, Advocacy and Communication; Aged and Disability Services; Waste and Recycling; and Family, Youth and Children’s Services.

Important Budget update

Rates and Revaluation

2018 is a revaluation year and will affect rates for 2018-2019. Rates will rise in line with valuation shifts for each property. Council has made every effort to keep Brimbank property rates, user fees and services charges, and the Municipal Charge as low as possible.

Environmental charges

  • Proposed decrease of 11.09% in fees for 80 litre garbage bin
  • Proposed increase of 4.93% in fees for the larger 140 litre and 240 litre garbage bins, due to increasing service delivery cost.

Budget snapshot

  • Total budget $253.9m
  • Total operating expenditure $196.2m
  • Capital works $57.7m
  • Grants include:
    • Operating $26.5m
    • Capital $2.5m










Read the draft documents 

Have your say

It’s easy to have your say on Council’s Draft Annual Budget 2018-2019. Simply follow the steps below, and be sure to get your submission in before 5pm Friday 18 May 2018‚Äč.

  1. Visit this page and complete the online form, or
  2. Download and print out a copy of the form.

When completing the form, please nominate whether you would like to speak about your submission at the Hearing of Submissions Committee on Monday 28 May 2018 (speaking about your submission is optional).

If you have printed a hard copy or PDF version, you can scan and email your form to:

Or, if you have printed your form, mail it to:

Consultation Draft Budget
Brimbank City Council
PO Box 70
Sunshine Victoria 3020