Budget Allocator is designed to allow the community to participate in difficult budget decisions at a meaningful level.
The tool is configured through an easy CMS and allows the user to choose from a range of budget options. Each of these options can be commented on and has an information box for more details. Once the user has set their desired budget they submit the results. If they are over budget they are told the consequences in terms of taxes, rates etc.
Key features of Budget Allocator include:
A demonstration budget allocator site can be found here.
The tool was developed by Bang the Table Pty Ltd in collaboration with clients in the Government sector. Early uptake has been from Local Government.