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Feedback Sought for Murray Bridge & Victor Harbor Budgets


A $1.9 million surplus has been projected for Murray Bridge in the Council’s draft budget.

There will be a $43.5 million spend on roads, kerbing, footpaths, and upgrades to wildlife reserves, a reinstatement of the River Murray Splash festival and a new outdoor sheltered space for The Station, a youth centre. For the second year, there will be no property rate increases, though household rates will increase in line with property values.

The document was approved without dissent on Monday night’s meeting and the council is appealing to residents for feedback and will amend it as needed before finalising it in June.

Visit letstalk.murraybridge.sa.gov.au, or head to the council office or Murray Bridge Library before 5pm on June 4; or attend a public meeting at the office at 6pm on June 3.

Victor Harbor Draft Budget out now

The City of Victor Harbor is also hoping for feedback for its draft budget. It is forecasting a capital works program worth $10.6 million along with a $27.8 million dollar operating budget and a deficit of $62,600.

The draft budget includes a $40 dollar increase on property rates per house (plus more if the capital value has increased), plus Mainstreet Precinct Upgrades, transition to LED street lighting, and a detailed design of the Arts and Culture Precinct.

Copies of the draft are available at yoursay.victor.sa.gov.au or at the Civic Centre. The community can attend a public meeting on Thursday, June 6, from 6.30pm at the Civic Centre to find out more and share their views.

Written submissions can be made online at www.yoursay.victor.sa.gov.au; by email to [email protected]; by post to PO Box 11, Victor Harbor SA 5211 marked attention Chief Executive Officer; or hand delivered to the Civic Centre. All feedback must be received by 5pm on Friday, June 14.

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