MOYNE Shire Council has proposed a 2.5 per cent increase in rates in its 2019-2020 budget.
Members of the public have until May 27 to forward submissions on the draft budget.
Mayor Mick Wolfe said the $48 million budget included $9 million for local road maintenance and improvements, $300,000 for playgrounds across the shire and $1.3 million for public halls.
He said the proposed rate increase was in line with the Fair Go Rates System legislation.
"We are in a good financial position which allows us to invest in more projects and keep improvements going throughout the shire," Cr Wolfe said.
The proposed budget includes an operating surplus of $1.1 million and a capital works program of $14.9 million.
"We're happy for people to make submissions to it - both for and against," Cr Wolfe said.
Councillors voted to consider the proposed budget at the June meeting.
Council has plans to invest in the heart of Port Fairy, with a new playground for Railway Place included in the draft budget, with $100,000 to be spent on this.
Griffith Island in Port Fairy has received funding with $20,000 to the reserve management and $150,000 for an upgrade of the causeway.
A new septic tank will be installed at the Hawkesdale swimming pool for the cost of $100,000.
A further while $60,000 will be spent on an upgrade of the Hawkesdale Family Services playground.
In Koroit, the public bin network will be upgraded with $30,000 for this project.
A new splash pad will be installed in Macarthur at the cost of $60,000.
The draft budget recommends a rise in the cost of staying at caravan parks in Port Fairy.
A night in a cabin at Gardens Caravan Park will rise from $170 to $174 in the peak period but will remain at $130 during off-peak times.
Powered sites at Southcombe Park inch up from $55 to $56 a night during peak season.
Fees have been upped slightly at Koroit, KIllarney, Yambuk and Mortlake.
The most significant rise in caravan fees is for those wanting annual sites at KIllarney and Yambuk.
The draft budget proposes a jump from $1300 a year to $2150 for a powered site and from $950 to $1670 for unpowered.
Members of public or groups wishing to use the Reardon Theatre in Port Fairy will have to dig deeper with an increase in hire fees.
The hiring rate for an hour has been recommended to climb from $28 to $50, while a full day hire would jump from $280 to $350.