Budget, Policies & Plans


2016/17 Ballarat City Council Budget, Council Plan, Strategic Resource Plan, 
and Pensioner Rebate: 

Adoption of the 2016/17 Budget

Notice is hereby given that at its meeting held on Wednesday 22 June, 2016, the Ballarat City Council adopted its Budget for the financial year 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017 (Section 130 of the Local Government Act 1989).



Reports, Budgets and StrategiesTop of document.

Annual Reports

Council’s major reporting document


Information and downloads relating to councils current and past budgets, including budget processes.

Council Plan

Council’s major strategic planning document, the Council Plan sets out the strategic direction for Council over the four years of its term of office

Council Policies

A full listing of council policies, from Code of Conduct to Asset Management and Mediation.

Councillor Expense Reports

Councillor Expense Reports 2013/14

Ballarat - Capital of Western Victoria

This vision for Ballarat informs Ballarat Council’s plans for the city and forms the basis of Ballarat’s Regional Capital Plan

Community Engagement Framework

The Community Engagement Framework outlines a Council commitment to engage its community to the best of its potential.

Community Satisfaction Surveys

Community satisfaction survey

Community Road Safety Strategy

The City of Ballarat is committed to improving the safety of all road users.

Digital Services Strategy

The City of Ballarat has commissioned a digital services strategy to help create a better future for the city.

Disability Access and Inclusion Plan

The purpose of the Disability Access and Inclusion Plan is to assist Council to promote the right of people with disabilities to live and participate in the community

Domestic Wastewater Management Plan

Domestic Wastewater Management Plan

Domestic Animal Management Plan

Economic Program

The Economic Program sets out a vision for the Ballarat economy and outlines the role of Council, businesses, industry, government

Early Years Plan for Ballarat

The City of Ballarat's Municipal Early Years Plan outlines the direction needed across Ballarat to improve outcomes for children

Environment Sustainability Strategy

The Environment Sustainability Strategy is the City of Ballarat’s framework for a more sustainable future.

Municipal Public Health & Wellbeing Plan

The purpose of the Municipal Public Health & Wellbeing Plan is to protect, improve and promote the health and wellbeing of people living in Ballarat.

Municipal Emergency Management Plan

Council has developed and adopted the plans to assist with Emergency Management, Disaster Recovery and Community Preparation in the event of an emergency

Positive Ageing Framework

The Positive Ageing Strategy has been developed in response to the significant ageing of our population.

Planning Scheme Amendments

Planning scheme amendments currently on exhibition and available to be commented on.

Reconciliation Action Plan

Strategic Projects, Masterplans and Frameworks

Strategic Projects and Masterplans for specific locations and developments

Sport & Recreation Strategies

Sports and Recreation Strategies

Youth Development Framework

City Circle Bus

Results of the 2016 city circle bus trial.

Waste Management Strategy

The Waste Management Strategy aims to provide direction to deliver affordable waste and recovery outcomes for our community that consider long term social, environmental and financial impacts of investment in infrastructure, community education and service delivery.

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