The 2018/19 Benalla Budget is available for view and comment
The 2018/19 Benalla Budget is available for ratepayers and interested parties to view and comment on, but there is only a little more than two weeks to do so as council are looking to adopt the budget in full by Wednesday June 27th.
When council put the Benalla City budget on display they promoted it as a cost cutting budget given the restrictions imposed on council by the State Government with rate capping.
CEO of the Benalla City Council, Tony McIlroy, says times are tight therefore the budget reflects cost cutting.
"It's pretty much business as usual, it's the 3rd year of our internally driven strategy adopted by the council back in March 2016 of reducing overheads in order to maintain service delivery in this rate capped environment. Things are very tight, we've had to become leaner as an organisation and we've offset that by reducing staff numbers and we're really managing our vacancies very tightly and we're in front the 9 month mark of the 2017/18 year".