Baw Baw's mid-year budget review endorsed
 Baw Baw News   By // 14:06, Tuesday 24 March 2015

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BAW Baw’s finances are in good shape, according to the mid-year budget review 2014/15 endorsed by councillors at their 10 March meeting.

First published in the 13 March edition of the Warragul & Baw Baw Citizen.


A report to councillors, who noted the review at this week’s council meeting, said the budget surplus had seen a $1.507 million increase when compared to the adopted budget.

The year-end forecast for 2014/15 “is expected to result in a surplus of $23.034 million.”

But the figures aren’t as simple as that, according to Warragul ward councillor Joe Gauci.

“It looks like we’re miles in front, but there’s a lot of carry-over,” he said.


“We’re fairly well on track.”

Cr Gauci said the review had been through the council’s external audit committee.

“They’re very happy with how the council’s carrying on,” he said.

He noted there were many budget reviews throughout the year, and the mid-year review was “basically a snapshot in time, as of the 31 December.”

“We’re basically right on track as to where we should be,” he said.

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2 responses to “Baw Baw's mid-year budget review endorsed”

  1. Don Sinclair says:

    A surplus of $23 million. How do they explain that. No detail of what has NOT be spend or committed. Maybe we should get a much lower rate bit don’t hold your breath.
    By the way., I get more info from your paper than the Gazette. Thanks

  2. John Reid says:

    With a surplus of $23.034 million, they can afford to repair the roads in the shire instead of a quick-fix patchups that last only a couple of weeks if your lucky a good example of this quick fix is Little Moe River Road Darnum. With constant use by cars, B-Double Tankers, Stock Transport, and heavy farm machinery, also with a 100 km speed limit makes it unsafe as a bicycle route.