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2023-24 Budget adopted

What you told us

Read about community feedback on the proposed Annual Budget 2023-24 and next steps.


Each year, Council develops an annual budget that outlines how we will fund the delivery of projects, programs, and more than 100 different services to our community.

This year’s proposed $179.6 million budget reflects community and Council aspirations to protect our environment, create a strong connection to community life and make Bayside a more liveable and inclusive place for all.

  • Timeline item 1 - complete

    Expansion of Aged Care Services

    Investment in our Aged Care Services so we can expand to the delivery of Home Care Packages to meet the increasing needs of our ageing community.

  • Timeline item 2 - complete

    Taking action on Climate Change

    Taking action on Climate Change by implementing the Climate Emergency Action Plan and the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction project.

  • Timeline item 3 - complete

    Yalukit Willam Nature Reserve

    Continuing the transformation of Elsternwick Park Nature Reserve into a natural urban oasis to benefit thousands of Baysiders and visitors for years to come.

  • Timeline item 4 - complete

    Infrastructure and assets

    Upgrades to footpaths, roads and drainage, foreshore and parks, and sports pavilions to support accessibility, recreation, and liveability in Bayside.

A 3.5% rate increase is included in the proposed budget to continue Council’s investment in community infrastructure and services. The waste service charge incorporating kerbside collection and recycling will increase by 2.2%, driven by cost increases in hard waste collections, the State Government Landfill Levy, recycling processing costs and green waste and garbage collection and disposal costs. This means the average ratepayers bill will increase by $77.17.

Delivering the third year of our Council Plan

Key actions we’ll deliver over the next 12 months under the four goals of the Council Plan 2021-25.

Major Initiatives

  • Climate Emergency Action Plan implementation $446k
  • Biodiversity Action Plan $350k
  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction project
  • Urban Forest Strategy implementation $154k
  • Park Improvement and Habitat Linkage Plan $185k
  • Yalukit Willam Nature Reserve: Wetlands and Gateway building $2.9M


  • Continue to lead the community to reduce waste generation and increase waste diversion from landfill, including circular economy projects.
  • Continue the collaborative procurement process for an advanced waste processing facility in the South East of Melbourne
  • Ornamental Lake Management Plan $60k

Major Initiatives

  • Municipal Health and Wellbeing Plan
  • Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan
  • Affordable Housing Strategy


  • Expand Council’s aged care service to include the delivery of Aged Care Packages
  • Implement the Bayside Arts, Culture and Libraries strategy
  • Implement the Volunteer Recruitment, Retention and Recognition Plan
  • Implement the delivery of the Disability Action Plan
  • Finalise the new Economic Development, Tourism and Placemaking Strategy

Major Initiatives

  • Dendy Street Beach Pavilion
  • Beaumaris Arts Centre $3.0M
  • Warm Water Pool $2.1M
  • Wangara Road Park Masterplan
  • Tulip Street Basketball $1.0M
  • Commence restoration of Billilla Mansion and precinct $719k


  • Implement the Playground Improvement plan $835k
  • Commence Open Space Strategy review $71k
  • Implement Public Toilet strategy including opportunities for changing places $50k
  • Review Early Years Infrastructure Plan (2022-2028) in light of 4 year old kinder reform
  • Commence Concept Design for the Hampton Hub and Integrated Open Space $75k

Major Initiatives

  • Annual Budget development and implementation
  • Annual Action Plan development and implementation


  • Review and adopt the 10-Year Financial Plan.
  • Deliver the advocacy program for Council’s priorities

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