Council needs your help to make better plans, strategies and reports. You can support a proposal or oppose it. You can provide information for Council to consider. You can contribute online, by email or post, and sometimes in person at a Committee meeting.
Draft 2020-21 Budget
ALPINE Shire Council has released its draft 2020-21 budget, focusing on delivering critical services and initiatives to support the community in recovering from a challenging start to this year.
The draft budget is now available for public comment, to be adopted by Council at a Special Council Meeting in June.
The draft budget is available for public exhibition until Thursday, 14 May.
Download a copy here or access a hard copy in the front door air lock at the Bright Council Offices.
Dinner Plain Special Rate
Council is proposing to declare a Special Rate (the “Dinner Plain Special Rate”) for the 12-month period 1/7/2020 to 30/6/2021. The purpose of the Special Rate is to offset the cost of services of special benefit to those who own Commercial / Industrial land within the Dinner Plain Village. The basis of calculation of the Dinner Plain Special Rate will be 43% of the general rate.
Any person may make a submission on the proposed Special Rate. The documents relating to the Special Rate can be downloaded below.
After considering submissions, Council will declare the special rate at a Special Council meeting on Tuesday 16 June 2020.
Written submissions and objections must be received by 3pm Wednesday 13 May 2020 by mail to:
All submissions will be considered in accordance with s223 of the Local Government Act 1989. Any person making a submission may request that they or their representative appear in person in support of their submission, before a committee of Council. The request to be heard must be clearly specified in the written submission. The intended date for hearing submissions will be 4pm Tuesday 26 May 2020. Council will contact those wishing to be heard to confirm the date and the time along with arrangements for presenting to Council.
For more information contact Emma Woolaston, Manager Corporate on 03 5755 0555.
Making a Submission
Any person may make a submission on the proposals currently on public exhibition.
Submissions are an important way in which you can play a role in Council's decision-making process.
Your submission may be in support of the proposal on exhibition, in opposition to it, support or oppose parts of the proposal, or neutral with the provision of information you would like us to consider.
In some cases, Council holds a Committee of Council in which you can elect to come and present your submission to a panel in person.
You can give your feedback: