The Annual Plan and Budget 2020–21 is the final in our four-year Council Plan for 2017–21. This is a COVID-19 Recovery Budget, designed to support jobs and businesses, protect rate-payers and rebuild our local economy.

The Annual Plan and Budget outlines $632 million worth of programs and initiatives in the 2020–21 financial year. This includes a freeze on rates for residents and businesses, a $50 million COVID-19 Recovery Package, a major focus on capital works projects, transport and on our climate emergency response. These are designed to help support Melbourne’s community and respond to the unprecedented economic and social challenges we are facing due to COVID-19.

Consultation closed



  • Timeline item 1 - complete

    Statutory engagement

    19 May to 17 June 2020

  • Timeline item 2 - complete

    Special Future Melbourne Committee meeting to consider public submissions

    29 June 2020

  • Timeline item 3 - complete

    Special council meeting to adopt Annual Plan and Budget 2020-21

    7 July 2020

Past event

Join us for a live lunchtime Q&A session to find out how this budget will help our city and the community recover post COVID-19.

Thursday 11 June 2020 12:30 pm to 01:00 pm

Q&A event

Tune in to learn more about what we’re planning to deliver in the year ahead. Let us know if you have a question about the budget you’d like answered or if there is a topic you’d like more information on.

Our Chief Executive Officer Justin Hanney and Chief Financial Officer Michael Tenace will be on hand to talk all things budget at this interactive lunchtime session.

Watch the live event.

Annual Plan and Budget 2020–21 overview

What we're planning to deliver in the year ahead.

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