This consultation is closed.

Thank you for providing your feedback on our proposed budget 2018/19.

Read the final budget 2018/19.

We're seeking your feedback on our proposed budget for 2018/19.

The budget outlines the financial resources required to provide a wide range of services and programs for our growing and diverse community.

It was developed following an initial round of public consultation held early this year, where we received more than 150 written suggestions. This helped us understand your priorities.

The budget continues to build a solid foundation to make sure we have a strong and sustainable financial position for coming years.

We now invite you to review the budget and provide feedback. Council’s 4-year Strategic Resource Plan and 10-year Long Term Financial Strategy are also available for comment.

Submissions must be received by 5pm on Friday 25 May 2018.

Budget at a glance

  • $188m total operating revenue
  • $177m total operating expenditure
  • $26m for capital works projects and other new initiatives
  • $2m for community grants
  • 2.25% increase in general rate revenue (in line with rate cap)
  • 2.25% increase in the rate rebate for pensioners (now $182.50)

Budget highlights

  • $7m on roads upgrades and renewals
  • $2m for upgrades and repairs at:
    • Collingwood Leisure Centre
    • Fitzroy Swimming Pool
    • Richmond Recreation Centre
  • $1m for footpath and bike path improvements
    • Including $200,000 on stage 2 of the Wellington Street separated bike lane
  • $1m for upgrades and renewals to grandstands, pavilions, clubrooms and/or change rooms at:
    • Kevin Bartlett Reserve
    • Quarries Park
    • Fairfield Park
    • Victoria Park
    • Coulson Reserve
    • Knott Reserve
    • Edinburgh Gardens
    • Citizens Park
  • $747,000 for traffic and pedestrian improvements in:
    • Princes Hill
    • Fitzroy (Rose Street precinct)
    • North Carlton (planning stage)
  • $390,000 for activity centre improvements in:
    • Bridge Road
    • Victoria Street

Have your say


Use the submission form below.


Yarra City Council, PO Box 168, Richmond VIC 3121

Submissions must be received by 5pm on Friday 25 May 2018.

Budget conversations with the Mayor

Attend one of our information and feedback sessions.

Thursday 17 May
6.30pm to 7.30pm
Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library
182 St Georges Road, North Fitzroy
Community Room (level 2)

Saturday 19 May
11am to 12pm
Richmond Theatrette
415 Church Street, Richmond

Saturday 19 May
1.30pm to 2.30pm
Collingwood Library
11 Stanton Street, Abbotsford
Meeting Room

Speak to your submission

Council will hear verbal submissions at a Special Council Meeting at 7pm on Wednesday 6 June at Richmond Town Hall.

You can speak at this meeting (or have someone else speak on your behalf) if you lodge a written submission prior to the deadline and state your intention to speak.

Council will then formally consider these submissions at its Ordinary Meeting of Tuesday 19 June 2018.

Final adoption

Council is expected to adopt the Proposed Budget – with or without changes – at a Special Council Meeting at 7pm on Tuesday 26 June at Richmond Town Hall.