Budget and strategic resource plan

We're seeking your feedback on the draft 4 year Budget

We have prepared a draft 4 year budget which outlines how we will deliver services and programs to our community.

The draft budget is on display for viewing and feedback until Monday 31 May.

You can view the draft on our Conversations Merri-bek website. There is an online form for you to submit feedback on the same page. 

You can also come to our 3 customer service centres and any Merri-bek library to view the draft budget in hard copy and give your feedback. Make sure you tell us what you think by Monday 31 May.

On Thursday 3 June you can also come along and give us your feedback on the draft budget in person at a Community Feedback Forum. Register your interest in the feedback form on Conversations Merri-bek.

Moreland Annual Budget 2020-2021

The Annual Budget 2020-21 was adopted by Council at its meeting on Wednesday 8 July 2020.

This year's total budget is $206.35 million, and includes the delivery important services such as support for the elderly, immunisation, early years learning, and the libraries and leisure centres located across Merri-bek. It also includes support for the community doing it tough due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Some of this year's budget highlights:

  • $6.24 million COVID-19 recover and rebuild package
  • $7.65 million upgrading, renewing and maintaining local roads
  • $5.44 million upgrading, maintaining and building footpaths, bike paths and shared path bridges
  • $1.3 million to continue 2 hard waste collections per year
  • $1 million towards a zero carbon Merri-bek
  • $16.6 million towards the $30.1 million Wheatsheaf Community Hub project 
  • $3.13 million to create new parks in dense urban areas as part of A Park Close to Home

Download the budget

Hardcopies of the budget are also available for viewing at a Customer Service Centre. PLEASE NOTE: Customer Serivce Centres are currently closed due to Stage 3 restrictions - please see Council service updates here

Open Monday to Friday from 8.30 am - 5 pm.

Strategic Resource Plan

The Strategic Resource Plan is a plan of resources, both financial and non financial, required to achieve the strategic objectives adopted in the Council Plan.


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