Campaspe Shire is hosting a Budget expo this week in Rochester. The new format will see a more open setting with multiple information boards.RENEE THOMPSON May 26, 2014 3:38am
Campaspe Shire is hoping ratepayers will take advantage of an interactive format during its draft 2014-15 Budget expo this week.
The Budget has come under fire from residents and some councillors for its 6 per cent rate rise, which includes a $100 municipal charge hike.
Council chief executive Keith Baillie said this year’s Budget expo was a departure from those in the past.
The new format will see a more open setting with multiple information boards and councillors available to chat to ratepayers one-on-one.
He said previously council had five meetings around the main town centres in Campaspe Shire, but this year chose one, Rochester.
‘‘It’s a different format. It’s a single session in a centrally located position in the shire,’’ he said.
Mr Baillie said council was offering transport options for those who needed it.
Campaspe Shire mayor Ian Maddison said having the expo in one location also reduced the costs involved in travelling around the shire.
Mr Baillie said council was open to taking feedback over the phone.
‘‘(There is) always the opportunity to call up council with specific issues if you can’t make the meeting.’’
The expo will run from 6pm to 7.30pm on Wednesday at Rochester Sports Club.
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