The Greater Shepparton City Council draft budget for 2018/2019 was released last week, giving the community an opportunity to see where their rate money could potentially end up during the next financial year.
This year the average rate rise will be 2.25 per cent, in line with the order by the Local Government Minister under the Fair Go Rates System.
‘‘The draft budget details the resources required over the next year to fund the large range of services Greater Shepparton City Council provides to the community,’’ Mayor Kim O’Keeffe said.
Tatura stands to potentially receive $420000 towards the Tatura Museum extension, $49000 for the Northlinks shades structure and $35000 for Wilson Hall kitchen upgrades.
Nearby projects include $72000 for the Colaura Garden Playground in Toolamba, $325000 for splash equipment in Merrigum and $55000 for a sand filter and pump at Merrigum Swimming Pool.
Community members are encouraged to view the draft budget and have their say on the above projects and others taking place in towns such as Mooroopna, Kialla and Tallygaroopna.
Public information sessions will be held on Monday, May 7, at 3pm and Wednesday, May 16, at 3pm at the council boardroom in Shepparton.
‘‘It is our job to listen to the community sentiment and understand your priorities,’’ Cr O’Keeffe said.
Submissions close on Friday, May 25, at 5pm.