Budget put on hold

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THE Mansfield Shire Council is one of many local government areas yet to release their 2020-21 budget after recently postponing it until August 2020.

A motion was passed in support of the decision at the shire’s monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 23, following the State Government’s recent announcement of an extended deadline for 2020/21 council budgets (August 31) and annual reports (November 30).

Councils are usually required to adopt their budgets by June 30 and to submit an annual report by September 30 each year, but given the current climate, the process will look a little different this year.

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