The City of Boroondara Council considered the draft Council Plan 2017-21, proposed Rating Strategy 2017-21 and proposed Budget 2017-18 at its Council meeting on Wednesday 26 April 2017. Public Notice for the draft Council Plan, proposed Rating Strategy and Budget commences on 27 April 2017. The proposed Budget outlines the major initiatives and actions (commitments) to be funded for the 2017-18 financial year.

In accordance with Section 74 of the Local Government Act 1989 (the Act), it is the intention of Council to set the Mayoral and Councillor allowances at the maximum levels as published in the Victoria Government Gazette G47 on 24 November 2016.

Council is classified by the Victorian Government as a Category 3 Council. Accordingly the maximum allowance rates, which have been adjusted under s.73B of the Act and are proposed to be paid, are as follows:

  • Councillor Allowance $29,630 per annum plus the equivalent of the superannuation guarantee contribution (currently 9.5%)
  • Mayoral Allowance $94,641 per annum plus the equivalent of the superannuation guarantee contribution (currently 9.5%).

From 27 April 2017 copies of the draft Council Plan, proposed Rating Strategy and Budget will be available for inspection during normal business hours at the Camberwell office at 8 Inglesby Road Camberwell, Hawthorn Customer Service at 360 Burwood Road, Kew Customer Service Centre at the corner of Cotham and Civic Drive as well as Ashburton, Balwyn, Camberwell, Kew and Hawthorn Libraries, on Council’s website at www.boroondara.vic.gov.au or by emailing [email protected].

Written submissions about the draft Council Plan, proposed Rating Strategy, proposed Budget, and Mayoral and Councillor allowances are invited. Submissions will be received until 5pm on 25 May 2017 and all written submissions will be considered in accordance with section 223 of the Act. Submissions marked “Draft Council Plan”, “Proposed Budget”, “Proposed Rating Strategy” or “Proposed Allowances” can be made:

by post to The Chief Executive Office, City of Boroondara, Private Bag 1, Camberwell 3124; via email to [email protected]; through online submission at www.boroondara.vic.gov.au; or hard copy delivered to the Camberwell office at 8 Inglesby Road, Camberwell.

Anyone wishing to speak to Council in support of their submission should indicate so in their submission. Unless indicated otherwise, submissions will be presented to Council including the submitter’s name. Details of submissions may also be included within the official Council Agenda and Minutes which are a permanent public document and record and which may also be made available on Council’s website.

All submissions received will be considered by Council in accordance with Section 223 of the Local Government Act 1989. Subject to any changes resulting from consideration of community submissions, the draft Council Plan 2017-21, proposed Rating Strategy 2017-21, proposed Budget 2017-18, and proposed Mayoral and Councillor allowances will be adopted at the Council meeting to be held on Monday 26 June 2017, commencing at 6.30pm in the Council Chamber at the Camberwell office.

Any person requiring further information concerning the draft Council Plan, proposed Rating Strategy, Budget or Mayoral and Councillor allowances should email [email protected] or contact the Finance and Corporate Planning Department on 9278 4341.