Towong Shire

2019 Budget Discussion Forums

In March Councillors and staff held Discussion Forums across the Shire. Through this process we gathered many insights based on conversations with 40 session attendees and a further 71 responses to an online survey.

These sessions focused on:

  • How familiar our community members are with Council decision making and planning processes (including masterplanning, Council Plan and budget cycles);
  • How we can improve the way we consult with our community to make decisions.

A summary of the insights from these sessions is available below. This document also outlines how we’re planning to improve based on what we’ve learned through this process.

At these sessions, we also took note of specific questions on Council operations from our community members. Responses to these questions are also provided below.

We will continue to work with our community members to learn, collaborate and improve. If you’d like to be included in future activities or be notified of opportunities to provide feedback, please email

Budget Discussion Forums - Summary of Insights Gathered (PDF 166 KB)

Budget Discussion Forums - Questions Raised (PDF 176 KB)

Last updated: 19 July 2019