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2018/19 Draft Budget

We're investing $208m in services and projects in our 2018/19 Draft Budget to benefit Kingston's 159,000 residents. Let us know if we’ve got the balance right.

Updated Draft Budget

Victoria’s recycling industry is facing an uncertain future following China’s recent changes which have raised required environmental standards of recyclables accepted for processing.

As a result, local councils across the state are facing increasing costs, with some councils increasing waste charges by more than $60.

The City of Kingston had hoped to pass on a minor increase of $13 per property, which had been advertised in Council’s earlier Draft Budget.

Unfortunately the ongoing volatility in the recycling market means that local governments are now facing greater costs than first expected. Kingston is now facing increased costs of approximately $31 per household to ensure the recycling service can continue.

While many councils are passing on the increases in full to ratepayers, we have decided to share the burden of the increased recycling costs and will pay $6 per household and pass on the remaining $25 increase. As a result, Kingston has re-issued its advertised Draft Budget to reflect this change.

Council will now look to make $400,000 in operational savings from across its Budget.

Key Budget facts

Some of these services include:

  • maintaining 13km of beautiful foreshore, including 5km of dune protection fencing and 400m of sandbags to protect against erosion
  • looking after 90,000 trees, as well as 367 parks, 75 playing fields and 114 playgrounds
  • purchasing $1 million of books for our many libraries
  • and much more!

Just a few of the exciting capital works we hope to deliver through the 2018/19 Draft Budget include:

  • Roads Renewal and Resurfacing Program - $7.29m
  • Mills Rd Depot Purchase and Build - $5.25m
  • Mentone Pavilion upgrade - $3.5m
  • Mentone Renaissance – piazza construction - $3.4m
  • Dingley Village Neighbourhood House upgrades - $3m
  • Edithvale Life Saving Club - $2m.

The Draft Budget can be viewed at Kingston’s libraries, Customer Service Centres, or in the Document Library on this page.

Have your say

Submissions close Thursday 14 June at 5pm.


We're investing $208m in services and projects in our 2018/19 Draft Budget to benefit Kingston's 159,000 residents. Let us know if we’ve got the balance right.

Updated Draft Budget

Victoria’s recycling industry is facing an uncertain future following China’s recent changes which have raised required environmental standards of recyclables accepted for processing.

As a result, local councils across the state are facing increasing costs, with some councils increasing waste charges by more than $60.

The City of Kingston had hoped to pass on a minor increase of $13 per property, which had been advertised in Council’s earlier Draft Budget.

Unfortunately the ongoing volatility in the recycling market means that local governments are now facing greater costs than first expected. Kingston is now facing increased costs of approximately $31 per household to ensure the recycling service can continue.

While many councils are passing on the increases in full to ratepayers, we have decided to share the burden of the increased recycling costs and will pay $6 per household and pass on the remaining $25 increase. As a result, Kingston has re-issued its advertised Draft Budget to reflect this change.

Council will now look to make $400,000 in operational savings from across its Budget.

Key Budget facts

Some of these services include:

  • maintaining 13km of beautiful foreshore, including 5km of dune protection fencing and 400m of sandbags to protect against erosion
  • looking after 90,000 trees, as well as 367 parks, 75 playing fields and 114 playgrounds
  • purchasing $1 million of books for our many libraries
  • and much more!

Just a few of the exciting capital works we hope to deliver through the 2018/19 Draft Budget include:

  • Roads Renewal and Resurfacing Program - $7.29m
  • Mills Rd Depot Purchase and Build - $5.25m
  • Mentone Pavilion upgrade - $3.5m
  • Mentone Renaissance – piazza construction - $3.4m
  • Dingley Village Neighbourhood House upgrades - $3m
  • Edithvale Life Saving Club - $2m.

The Draft Budget can be viewed at Kingston’s libraries, Customer Service Centres, or in the Document Library on this page.

Have your say

Submissions close Thursday 14 June at 5pm.


  • Make a formal submission to the 2018/19 Draft Budget

    This form is for making a formal submission to the Draft Budget 2018/19.

    If a person wishes to be heard in support of their submission, they must include the request to be heard in the written submission and this will entitle them to appear in person, or by a person acting on their behalf.

    A Special Council Meeting will be held on Monday 4 June 2018 from 7pm at 1230 Nepean Highway, Cheltenham to consider submissions received. 

    If you require further information contact Phil De Losa, Governance Manager on 9581 4710. 

    Formal adoption of the Budget is proposed at a

    This form is for making a formal submission to the Draft Budget 2018/19.

    If a person wishes to be heard in support of their submission, they must include the request to be heard in the written submission and this will entitle them to appear in person, or by a person acting on their behalf.

    A Special Council Meeting will be held on Monday 4 June 2018 from 7pm at 1230 Nepean Highway, Cheltenham to consider submissions received. 

    If you require further information contact Phil De Losa, Governance Manager on 9581 4710. 

    Formal adoption of the Budget is proposed at a Special Meeting of Council on Tuesday 12 June 2018.
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