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Ararat Rural City Council 2022/2023 Budget was adopted by Council on 28 June 2022.

During June 2022 a series of community engagement sessions were held in Tatyoon, Lake Bolac, Elmhurst, Willaura, Pomonal and Ararat.

The 2022/2023 Budget focussed on services delivery, economic development and responsible delivery of community and transport infrastructure during a period of volatile markets in the construction sector.  

Highlights and new initiatives for 2022-23: 

  • A $8.710 million capital works program of which $1.5 million will be for community infrastructure projects 

  • Provision for rapid response to minor infrastructure issues and enhanced weekend service 

  • Significant works on urban drainage system improvement 

  • Increased investment in road resealing and gravel road renewal 

  • Full implementation “revolution Ararat” - a four bin waste and recycling program  including  

  • Second year of the development of new ARCC Planning Scheme 

  • Ongoing development of the Ararat Jobs and Technology Precinct partnership with Federation University Australia 

  • Funding to promote business recovery  

  • Introduction of a dedicated parks and gardens resource to service Pomonal, Moyston, Elmhurst, Warrak and Buangor. This is a similar model to that operating in the south of the municipality 

  • Zero rate rise 

  • Development of a ten-year transport infrastructure roadmap 

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