Baw Baw fleet reforms continue
 Baw Baw News   By // 15:48, Sunday 14 September 2014

baw baw shire sign for the warragul citizen newspaper by william pj kulich

AN UPDATE to the Baw Baw Shire’s fleet vehicle review has been endorsed by councillors.

This article was first published in the 12 September 2014 edition of the Warragul & Baw Baw Citizen. Get your copy now for even more news and entertainment.


The review has seen the council’s fleet reduced by three vehicles, with a further 18 vehicle reduction planned before mid-2017.

Reductions in fleet running costs will also be achieved through the introduction of smaller, cheaper cars, an increase in the vehicle replacement age to four years/ 160,000km, and other operational changes.

The changes are expected to save $1.1 million over the next three years.

Changes to the fringe benefits tax and Baw Baw’s staff vehicle packaging, in addition to the planned cessation of Australian vehicle manufacturing, have recently seen changes to the review.


At Wednesday’s council meeting Warragul ward councillor Gerard Murphy said the reforms were economically responsible.

“It’s taken a while, but it’s got to the point where I’m feeling financially responsible with this one,” he said.

“It looks like we’ll achieve the savings we need.”

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One response to “Baw Baw fleet reforms continue”

  1. Ian Honey says:

    Wow! I have been waiting most of my life to see real cost efficiencies come in to Local Govt.
    My thanks to our current Councillors for achieving what many before them have not.