Help us shape our 2024-25 budget

The 2024-25 Budget was adopted on 24 June 2024.

Our annual budget makes day-to-day life in Stonnington possible, funding services like roads, open space, waste and recycling, animal management, maternal and child health, and early education.

You can read the draft budget here and then have your say by completing the submission form below.

Exhibition of draft budget 2024-25

Help us shape our 2024-25 budget

During our previous round of consultation, we received significant feedback around parks and open space, streetscapes and amenity, roads and drainage, active transport and waste services. These were identified as our top five themes:

In response to these themes, we have prioritised our spending in these areas.

Highlights include:

  • expansion of our open space footprint with an exciting land purchase in Glen Iris ($6.50 million) and the completion of new pocket parks at Dixon Street, Izett Street and William Street ($1.34 million)
  • the completion of redeveloped facilities at Toorak Park in Armadale ($1.40 million)
  • progressing our investment into the renewal of our iconic Prahran Market building ($1.50 million)
  • progressing stage two facility upgrades at East Malvern Tennis Club ($0.85 million)
  • roof works required to re-activate the Prahran Town Hall ($0.80 million)
  • a rejuvenation uplift to the health club at Harold Holt Swim Centre ($1.0 million)
  • an increase to our overall cycling investment in 2024-25 with the commencement of the Gardiners Creek trail shared user path upgrade ($2.16 million)
  • roof works at one of Melbourne's most popular live performance venues, Chapel off Chapel ($0.80 million)
  • continued masterplan development for the Chapel Street Precinct to position the area for the future ($0.50 million)
  • continued investment in core infrastructure such as roads, footpaths, bridges and drainage works ($8.82 million)
  • continued investment to uplift our technology so it’s easier for people to interact with Council ($13.00 million) and strengthening our cyber security to keep our information safe and equipment renewal ($2.50 million)
  • implementation of our Climate Emergency Action Plan to reduce Council and community emissions (eighteen activities totalling $2.25 million).

Over the next four years we will face challenges that require governance and effective financial management. Taking this into account, this budget enables the continued delivery of council services while maintaining focus on our Council Plan 2021-2025 to ensure Stonnington is a thriving and unique place, an inclusive and healthy community, and a people-centred and future ready city.

If you have any further feedback you would like to contribute on our draft budget, please share your feedback below by Tuesday 21 May 2024.

Community Engagement - Stage 1

Tell us your funding idea!

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For further information regarding the draft Budget or making a written submission please contact or 8290 1333.

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