Delivering for our community in 2024-2025

Presenting the AlburyCity 2024-2025 Budget, a comprehensive roadmap for progress aligned with our community's vision and values as outlined in the 'Towards Albury 2050' Community Strategic Plan.

Within this budget, you'll find new initiatives and projects carefully crafted to advance the actions outlined in the Four-Year Delivery Program and Operational Plan. Each initiative is a step forward in our commitment to fulfilling the aspirations of our community.

We are delighted to share our draft budget, encompassing the one-year operational plan, the four-year delivery program, and the long-term financial plan. This holistic approach ensures transparency and accountability in our financial planning process.

Explore the detailed Operational Plan 2024-2025, delve into the strategic Four-Year Delivery Program 2024-2028, and review the Fees and Charges Schedule to gain insight into our efforts to serve and enhance the lives of our residents.

Delivering in alignment with our community's priorities

We are collaboratively striving to fulfil our community's vision:

To be "A nationally significant regional city that embodies vibrancy, diversity, innovation, and connectivity, drawing inspiration from its rich cultural heritage, natural surroundings, and strategic location along the Murray River."

Guiding our efforts is the Albury Community Strategic Plan, aptly named Towards Albury 2050. This comprehensive plan offers a forward-looking perspective, outlining a roadmap for the future prosperity of our community.

Towards Albury 2050 is structured around four strategic directions, each encompassing key themes:

  1. A Growing Sustainable Economy
  2. An Enhanced Natural Environment
  3. A Caring Community
  4. A Leading Community

These strategic directions serve as pillars, underpinning our collective endeavour to realise the aspirations of our community for generations to come.

Explore the Towards Albury 2050 themes

What we're delivering in 2024-2025

In the fiscal year 2024-2025, AlburyCity is poised to oversee a total budget of $190 million, strategically allocated to drive forward our community's progress.

This budget earmarks a substantial $65 million for Capital Works programs, coupled with $5.5 million in new operating initiatives. These investments are a testament to our unwavering commitment to proactive planning, ensuring the provision of essential services and infrastructure to sustain the burgeoning Albury community.

Here's a glimpse into the exciting projects on our agenda:

  • Recreation: $14.7 million dedicated to transformative projects such as the Stage 1 upgrade to the Lauren Jackson Sports Centre, Fredericks Park Master Plan construction, and the construction of the Melrose Park Sports Pavilion.
  • Water and Wastewater: A substantial allocation of $15.4 million towards critical initiatives, including the water main replacement/renewal program and sewer rehabilitation program.
  • Road, Bridge, and Footpath: An investment of $11 million towards vital infrastructure enhancements, encompassing road and drain rehabilitation works, the Albury CBD bike loop, and the reconstruction of Hawksview Road.
  • Environmental Protection: A commitment of $4 million towards safeguarding our environment, including the construction of new cells at the Albury Waste Management Centre, a visitor display at Wonga Wetlands, and the Elm Avenue redevelopment.
  • Building Upgrades: An allocation of $3.5 million for upgrading essential facilities such as the Albury Animal Care Centre and the AlburyCity administration building, alongside designing the expansion of the Convention Wing of the Albury Entertainment Centre.
  • Albury Airport: A budget of $3.4 million aimed at enhancing aviation infrastructure, including the extension of Taxiway C and general aviation development.
  • Flood Prevention and Drainage: A critical investment of $2.3 million towards mitigating flood risks, encompassing projects like the Lavington Drain East Branch upgrade and retarding basin rehabilitation.
  • Arts and History: A commitment of $600,000 towards preserving and enhancing our cultural heritage, including the detailed design of QEII Square redevelopment and upgrading the World War II Memorial Bowl.

Additionally, $7.3 million will be allocated to a diverse range of other projects, including the AlburyCity Community Infrastructure Fund, fleet replacement program, and the ongoing construction and design of the Wagirra Trail.

These investments underscore our dedication to fostering growth, sustainability, and prosperity across our vibrant community.

We welcome your feedback on the DRAFT Budget 2024-2025. Submissions will be received until 5:00 pm Wednesday 29 May and can be submitted via the form above or addressed to:

Strategy and Performance, PO Box 323 Albury NSW 2640 or

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