In 2022–23 the City of Melbourne is delivering an $837.8 million draft Budget to build city-shaping infrastructure, boost our events calendar and make the city safer and cleaner.

We’re building momentum to grow our economy beyond pre-pandemic levels to create a fairer, better-connected and even more extraordinary city.

After two years of rates relief for residents and businesses, Council will return to the normal rates cycle and pass on the Victorian Government’s 1.75 per cent rates cap.

This will ensure Council can deliver on all major infrastructure investments, as well as continuing to provide the vital services our community relies on.

We are improving visibility on waste costs in 2022–23, meaning a Waste Charge will be listed as a separate item on rates notices. This is the first step in working with our community to develop cost incentives designed to reduce landfill waste and create a more sustainable city.

The draft Budget 2022–23 is aligned with Annual Plan 2022–23 which were both open for consultation from 17 May to 14 June. They were adopted by Council on 28 June.

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Consultation closed



  • Timeline item 1 - complete

    Future Melbourne Committee meeting to endorse the draft Budget 2022–23 for community engagement

    17 May 2022

  • Timeline item 2 - complete

    Community engagement

    Public release of the draft Budget 2022–23 for community engagement.

    17 May to 14 June 2022

  • Timeline item 3 - complete

    Special Future Melbourne Committee

    To hear community feedback on draft Budget 2022–23 and Annual Plan 2022–23

    23 June 2022

  • Timeline item 4 - complete

    Final Council endorsement

    Annual Plan 2022–23, Budget 2022–23 and Waste Charge are presented to Council for endorsement.

    5:30pm, 28 June 2022

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