We’re starting work on the 2022/2023 Budget – and also flipping engagement on its head this time around.

Instead of calling for submissions on the draft document at the end of the process, we’re calling for submissions from residents and businesses early to understand what you want to see in the document, well before we start crunching any numbers.

Normally it is the other way around. We prepare a draft Budget and then ask you to make comments. But we don’t think this approach delivers the best outcomes for our community and that having your thinking at the top end will ensure your wants and needs are given higher priority.

There will still be opportunity for feedback on the draft Budget, as usual, but by getting in your submissions now, we believe we can deliver a document that already largely meets your expectations and aspirations.

Bear in mind we do have some established parameters established by the four-year Budget adopted in October 2021, but we’re open to hearing from you on matters you don’t believe we have addressed well enough, things you think we have missed, or would like us to exclude.

Do you have a great initiative or project you think should be included in the coming year’s budget? Send your ideas to us by completing the Budget Submission Form below.

Submissions for the 2022-23 Annual Budget

Submissions are public documents and will be incorporated into the agenda and minutes of the Council meeting at which they are considered, and will also be available as part of the relevant agenda and minutes on Council’s website. This includes all personal information unless you indicate otherwise.

You can make your submission online, or in writing and email to BudgetSubmissions@maribyrnong.vic.gov.au or send or hand deliver to:

Budget submission
Maribyrnong City Council
Corner Hyde and Napier streets (61 Napier Street)
PO Box 58 West Footscray, 3012

Download the digital form to email, or print and post to us.

Submissions close 5pm 30 November. No hearings will be held.

Budget Submission form


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Terms and Conditions

I / We are hereby making a formal written submission in relation to the Draft Annual Budget 2022/23. * Privacy statement Maribyrnong City Council is committed to its obligations in protecting your personal information pursuant to the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 and the Health Records Act 2001. The personal information requested on this form is being collected by Maribyrnong City Council for the purpose of the Draft Annual Budget 2022/23. The information will be used by Council for this primary purpose or directly related purposes. Council may not be able to assist/provide a service as a consequence should this information not be provided. Council will not disclose your personal information to any third party unless required to do so by law. Requests for access to and/or amendment of the information provided may be made to Council’s Privacy Officer on 9688 0200. For more information please refer to Council’s Privacy Policy, available for download from this website bit.ly/maribyrnongprivacy



Next Steps

Your submission will be considered by Council prior to adopting the Budget.

We will write back to you to advise the outcome of your submission.

No hearings will be held. Please tick this box if you would like your personal details withheld.


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The survey form is now closed. Thanks for your contributions.