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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.

2020-21 budget snapshot

Council's budget sets how it will spend the income it raises from your rates in 2020-21.

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

  • capital works program: $43.71 million
  • planning, building and regulatory services: $18.26 million
  • buildings, roads, traffic management and drainage maintenance: $27.07 million.
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Council will spend rates income on people:

  • family, children and youth: $13.52 million
  • health, aged and community services: $14.48 million.
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Council will spend rates income on the community:

  • parks, community facilities, sport and recreation: $17.94 million
  • waste collection, street and public facilities cleaning: $23.95 million
  • library, arts, culture and community events: $15.54 million.
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Council will spend $4.30 million on Greater Dandenong business, including:

  • renewing the activity centre
  • economic development.
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Council will spend $3.90 million on:

  • risk management
  • property
  • insurance.