Hindmarsh Shire Council will host a series of budget drop-in sessions for community members to ask questions on the 2021/2022 draft budget incorporating the revenue and rating plan.

Mayor Ron Ismay said that the budget includes a number of exciting initiatives for the upcoming year and invites community members to review the budget and ask any questions they have.

The Budget document introduction says that the “draft 2021/2022 budget has been developed to balance the retention of existing community service levels, maintenance and renewal of assets, and new initiatives to improve the amenity and make Hindmarsh a better place to live.”

The budget contains funding for the construction of a dual-lane Albacutya Bridge and associated Albacutya Road widening, upgrades to the Nhill Library, along with community infrastructure projects through the second round of the Local Roads Community Infrastructure Program.

Funding has been allocated to continue to support the Rainbow Desert Enduro and Peter Taylor Memorial Barefoot Tournament in Dimboola, to ensure the longevity of these important local events.

The Riverside Holiday Park in Dimboola has received an allocation for ensuite updates and there is also an allocation for the implementation of initiatives from the Nhill Streetscape Masterplan.

The budget also contains infrastructure works including kerb and channel works in both Nhill and Jeparit, with sealed road construction works in excess of $1.066m budgeted. Footpath works will also completed in the four major towns in the shire.
2021/2022 Draft Budget Drop-in Sessions

The events listed below for Jeparit and Nhill have been cancelled due to the snap lockdown.

Jeparit Customer Service Centre, Roy Street
Tuesday 1st June 2021, 5pm to 6pm

Nhill Memorial Community Centre, Nelson Street
Thursday 3rd June 2021, 5pm to 6pm

Rainbow MECCA Small Meeting Room, Federal Street
Tuesday 8th June 2021, 5pm to 6pm

Dimboola Library & Customer Service Centre, Lloyd Street
Wednesday 9th June 2021, 5pm to 6pm