Annual Budget and Reports

Draft 2022/23 Budget 

At its meeting on 26 May 2022, Council endorsed the Draft 2022/23 Budget(PDF, 2MB) for public feedback.

The $59 million budget includes a comprehensive $10 million capital works program to deliver on carry forward projects and new initiatives across the Shire.

This includes new capital projects such as $1 million for an upgrade of the Heywood Swimming Pool and $1 million for an upgrade of the Portland Basketball Stadium Complex to contribute to potential government funding, $200,000 towards recreational and community facilities, including playground upgrades, and $100,000 for new footpaths and carparks. 

Existing projects also include lighting upgrades at Island Park and Heywood Recreation Reserve, development of a new multi-purpose facility at the Portland Foreshore and Merino and Heywood Transfer Station improvements. 

There are also changes to rating charges included in the draft Budget.

Following broad community consultation held in February on the Rate Differential Discussion paper, we heard from ratepayers and gathered insights to help inform the rate model and one that is considered best practice. 

As a result, Council has moved away from a rebate scheme and are transitioning to a differential rate structure. The new model will see a more equitable rate burden spread across all categories, from general property, primary production, commercial and industrial to cultural and recreational land. 

Have your say on the draft Budget

We want to hear your thoughts on the draft Budget!

Click on the tabs below to find out dates for drop in sessions, or to submit your feedback online or via post.

Budget submissions must be submitted no later than 5pm on Wednesday 1 June 2022.

Community drop in sessions

Drop in sessions to discuss the draft Budget are being held across the Shire on Tuesday 17 May: 

  • Portland Library Meeting Room, 10am – 11:30am
  • Casterton Town Hall, 4:30pm – 6:00pm 
  • Heywood Customer Service Centre, 7:00pm – 8:00pm 

Making a submission

Critical to the process of getting this Budget right for our community is for you to have your say and provide feedback.

Budget submissions must be submitted no later than 5pm on Wednesday 1 June 2022.

Budget submissions can be completed online via the YourSay Glenelg website. Alternatively, budget submissions can also be submitted via post and addressed to:   

  • The Chief Executive Officer   

Glenelg Shire Council   

PO Box 152   



Submissions on the draft budget will be heard on 6pm Tuesday 14 June at a Special Council Meeting. 




Annual Reports 2020-2021

The Annual Report contains a report on the operations of the Council and the audited financial statements and performance statement. Similar to other private and government sector organisations, it is emphasised that the Annual Report does not include information on every achievement, project or service provided by the Council. The annual report is focused on highlights and is primarily used by a range of government, community based and private sector organisations.