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Consultation closed 5pm, 14 May

Council will consider community feedback and a proposed budget at its 18 June meeting. Select the +Subscribe button for updates.

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 $181.0 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 further implementing the Climate Emergency Action Plan and the Biodiversity Action Plan.

  • Timeline item 3 - complete

    Yalukit Willam Nature Reserve

    Continuing the transformation of Yalukit Willam 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 2.75% 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 0.1%. This means the average ratepayers bill will increase by $55.67.

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

Major Initiatives

  • Further Implementation of the Climate Emergency Action Plan $0.44 million
  • Further Implementation of the Biodiversity Action Plan $0.31 million
  • Progression of the Highett Grassy Woodland Masterplan $0.38 million
  • Yalukit Willam Nature Reserve: Wetlands $5.8 million


  • Continue to lead the community to reduce waste generation and increase waste diversion from landfill, including circular economy projects
  • Integrated Water Management Plan Implementation $0.4 million
  • Sustainable buildings and assets program $0.3 million

Major Initiatives

  • Municipal Health and Wellbeing Plan $0.4 million
  • Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan $0.13 million
  • Expansion of Aged Care services


  • Hampton Foreshore Precinct - All Access Improvements $1.2 million
  • Implement the Domestic Animal Management Plan (DAMP) $0.1 million
  • Billilla Activation $0.1 million

Major Initiatives

  • Completion of the Beaumaris Arts Studio $3.4 million
  • Development of the Wangara Road Masterplan $2.4 million
  • Commence the Billilla Mansion and precinct restoration $1.0 million
  • Construct the Third Street Black Rock Drainage upgrade $1.4 million
  • Construct the Boss James Pavilion upgrade $2.8 million


  • Design and construct drainage in Head Street, Brighton $3.3 million
  • Brighton Town Hall new air systems $2.1 million
  • Dendy Park athletics pavilion renewal $2.7 million

Major Initiatives

  • Review of the 10 year Financial Plan
  • Implementation of the 2024/25 Annual Action Plan
  • Conduct the LG 2024 elections
  • Complete the Councillor Mandatory Induction Program


  • Customer Relationship Management System $0.85 million
  • Deliberative Engagement for integrated strategic plans $0.17 million
  • New user interface for Clarity Project Management System $0.57 million

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Community consultation on the proposed Budget is closed at 5pm, 14 May 2024.

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  • Timeline item 1 - complete

    Proposed Annual Budget 2024-25 endorsed by Council

  • Timeline item 2 - complete

    Community consultation

    24 April 2024 - 5pm, 14 May 2024

    Read about how we're engaging our community on the proposed Annual Budget 2024-25

  • Timeline item 3 - active

    Council briefing

    Council to consider community feedback 4 June 2024.

  • Timeline item 4 - incomplete

    Adoption of Annual Budget 2024-25

    Council to adopt Annual Budget at its 18 June 2024 Annual Meeting.

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