Australia Covid-19 , Finance

How are local government budgets responding to COVID-19?

Summary

  • Local governments are under pressure from their communities to minimise rate increases and provide stimulus packages for their local economies during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • This briefing is focussed on how Victorian local governments have responded to COVID-19 in their 2020-21 budgets, based on a survey undertaken by Local Government Finance Professionals, a peak body that supports finance professionals working in the sector.
  • This briefing will be of interest to councillors, CEOs, CFOs, and senior executives who are looking to provide leadership and support to their local communities through their annual budgets during COVID-19 restrictions, especially in Victoria.

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