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Council Plan and Budget

2019/20 Budget Information Session

We need your feedback on how Council spends its multi-million dollar Draft Budget. Come along to our information session on Wednesday 15 May at 6pm where our CEO will be available to answer your questions. You’ll also be able to make a formal submission online here from Wednesday 8 May 2019. Register here

2018/19 Budget 

We're investing $208m in services and projects in our 2018/19 Budget to benefit Kingston's 159,000 residents.

The Budget was adopted at a Council Meeting on Monday 25 June 2018. Read the 2018/19 Budget here.

Council Plan

The Council Plan 2017-2021 is a vital roadmap to set our course for the future, provide accountability to the community, direct the organisation and help guide decision making. It also helps us track our performance and meet the legislative requirements set out in the Local Government Act 1989.

 Council adopted the Council Plan 2017-2021 on 13 June 2017.

The Council Plan represents our shared trajectory to 2021 and complements the vision in Living Kingston 2035 to create a community that is growing and thriving but still remains a place where people love to live and work.

This journey begins with our strong commitment to the community that everything we do is driven by our key value of providing Community Inspired Leadership. 

The Council Plan features five goals that we have created to make Kingston a place the community wants it to be with:

  • Our well-planned, liveable city supported by infrastructure to meet future needs
  • Our sustainable green environment with accessible open spaces
  • Our connected, inclusive, healthy and learning community
  • Our free-moving, safe, prosperous and dynamic city
  • Our well-governed and responsive organisation

Our progress against the plan is measured in quarterly performance reports and the Annual Report, which are publicly available.  Please read these to discover more about our successes and the challenges Council faces.

We’re confident our strong long-term financial strategy will ensure we can continue to develop new and innovative ways to meet future needs while working within the restraints of rate capping.

Please take the time to read through this plan and find out more about the exciting things happening in Kingston over the next four years and how you can be involved.

You can also read a summary of the Council Plan 2017-21 in the following languages:

Strategic Resource Plan

The Strategic Resource Plan 2018-22 (SRP) was adopted by Council on 25 June 2018.  The high level plan demonstrates how Council will employ its financial and non-financial resources to achieve the Council Plan 2017-2021 goals, key directions and objectives.

It is a rolling four year financial plan that ensures that Kingston remains sustainable in the medium to long term.

This Strategic Resource Plan is updated annually with the development of the Annual Budget and meets the legislative requirements specified in the Local Government Act 1989 and Local Government (Planning and Reporting) Regulations 2014. 

You can view Council's Strategic Resource Plans below:
Council's previously Adopted Budgets: