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Where Do Rates Go?

Each year your rates help to provide a large range of local services and projects.

The City of Greater Dandenong works hard to deliver a budget that:

  • is financially responsible
  • maintains existing services
  • does not place a financial burden on our community

2023-24 Budget Snapshot

Council's budget sets how it will spend the income it raises from your rates in 2023-24.

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    Council will spend rates income on buildings, roads and related services:

    • capital works program: $55.59 million
    • planning, building and regulatory services: $19.77 million
    • buildings, roads, traffic management and drainage maintenance: $27.40 million
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    Council will spend rates income on people:

    • family, children and youth: $16.26 million
    • health, aged and community services: $15.20 million
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    Council will spend rates income on the community:

    • parks, community facilities, sport and recreation: $20.73 million
    • waste collection, street and public facilities cleaning: $26.64 million
    • library, arts, culture and community events: $16.25 million
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    Council will spend $4.06 million on Greater Dandenong business, including:

    • renewing the activity centre
    • economic development
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    Council will spend $4.08 million on:

    • risk management
    • property
    • insurance