Draft Budget, Action Plan, Capital Expenditure and Rating and Revenue Plan now open for feedback

The 2021-22 Draft Budget, Council Action Plan and Capital Expenditure Program is now available for community feedback, following Council’s 11 May meeting.

This year’s Budget provides

  • $4 million for libraries,
  • $2m for pools and aquatic facilities,
  • $6.5m for services for older adults and people with a disability,
  • $4m for Maternal and Child Health nursing and
  • $6.7m for maintenance and renewal of existing public buildings.

The budget has been informed by the recent Council Plan engagement, where we heard from the community that they value the services we provide to the community, and wanted services prioritised over capital spend.

The budget includes $4m specifically for COVID-19 pandemic recovery initiatives, such as $1 million for Community Recovery Committees across the Yarra Ranges, where community members will be able to make decisions about recovery projects in their area.

Capital works highlights from this year’s budget include new footpaths and maintenance works across the region, drainage works in Upwey and Belgrave to prevent flooding, township improvement projects in Healesville, Belgrave and Lilydale and playspace renewals.

Community members can read through the documents and provide feedback on them until Tuesday, 8 June.

Submitters can nominate to speak to their submission at a public meeting set for Tuesday, 15 June.

Council’s Long Term Financial Plan will be released to the community for comment in coming months.


  • Timeline item 1 - complete

    February - Community Panel Workshops

  • Timeline item 2 - complete

    Feb/March - Online budget consultation

  • Timeline item 3 - complete

    April - Prepare draft action plan and budget

  • Timeline item 4 - complete

    May - Draft action plan and budget submitted to Council for consideration

  • Timeline item 5 - incomplete

    May/June - Share your feedback on the draft action plan and budget

  • Timeline item 6 - incomplete

    June - Adoption of draft action plan and budget

  • Timeline item 7 - incomplete

    Aug/September - Draft Council Plan engagement

  • Timeline item 8 - incomplete

    October - Finalisation of Council Plan

What we've done so far

Read the lastest updates on the development of the Council Plan, Budget and Action Plan.

Contact Us

You can also make a submission in person at a Community Link or in writing.

Name Yarra Ranges Council
Phone 1300 368 333
In writing

PO Box 105, Lilydale Vic 3140