Your ideas will help us create a better budget
Council budgets aren’t just financial documents – they set the agenda for the projects and services Council invests in. And because you use those projects and services, we’d like you to be a part of our budget process this year!
As part of our commitment to more community engagement, we’re asking residents to submit their ideas and thoughts on how we can make Council’s budget even better. By taking part in a short survey, you’ll be able to tell us which projects are important to you, and how you think we can best invest in our community.
This is a new idea that goes beyond what most other Councils do, so we’re hoping you’ll take part to help make it a success.
What our budget does
The Borough of Queenscliffe’s budget invests in a huge number of projects and services across seven categories (click image to enlarge):
What we’ll be asking
We want to know which projects and services in some of these categories are the most important to you. You’ll have the opportunity to suggest new ideas, or highlight existing projects that you think are particularly important.
We’ll also ask which budget categories you think Council should prioritise. You’ll be able to suggest increasing or decreasing spending in different categories, and provide feedback on the budget overall.
Who can participate
Our budget consultation is open to everyone! Whether you’re a full-time resident or a holiday visitor, you can take part. Parents are welcome to help children participate too.
How to take part
You can participate on the internet at home, or by visiting Council’s offices.
The consultation activity takes about 15 minutes to complete, and includes instructions and information about the budget process.
The survey closes at 11:59pm on Sunday 17 November 2019.