Submissions for 2019/20 Budget heard at special Council meeting

Published on 14 June 2019

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On Wednesday 12 June, Murrindindi Shire Council met to hear submissions from the community about the Draft Budget 2019/20, which was on public exhibition from 1 to 31 May.

Six submissions for additional items to be funded in the 2019/20 Budget were received by Council from community members, and all were tabled for discussion at Wednesday’s meeting.

Among the submissions was a request from Yea Primary School students for Council to install a drinking fountain (bubbler) at the Yea Recreation Reserve.

Mayor Sandice McAulay said it was sensational to have the students get involved in the Council budget process, and I must say, the 19 letters we received from the Yea Primary School students were very persuasive.  

“Yea Primary School students Ethan Fisher and Chloe Butterworth attended the Council meeting to speak to Councillors about their submission. They did a really fantastic job explaining why their proposed water fountain was needed at the Yea Recreation Reserve.

“The school has already raised $140 for the purchase and installation of a drinking fountain. Council will be considering this submission, alongside the other five, in preparation for the Ordinary Meeting of Council on 26 June,” Cr McAulay said.

 

Pictured: Murrindindi Shire Council Mayor, Sandice McAulay and Deputy Mayor, Leigh Dunscombe with the Draft Budget for 2019/20.