What are my Rates paying for?

View the 2016/2017 Budget Fact Sheet 

The following tables provide an analysis of the major expenditure categories.Water, Sewerage and Waste Management services are significant business units of Council, operating on a user-pays basis, which are not cross-subsidised by the General Rates. 

2016/2017 Budgeted Expenditure
Category
$ Total
% of Total
 Sewerage  $59,896,781  22.85%
 Road Infrastructure
 $46,938,334  17.91%
 Parks & Gardens  $18,968,815  7.24%
 Major Projects
 $17,146,688  6.54%
 Waste Management
 $16,894,760  6.45%
 Water  $15,867,932  6.05%
 Finance & Governance & Loan Repayments
 $15,858,230  6.05%
 Information Technology  $11,569,735  4.41%
 Community Development
 $7,644,466  2.92%
 Support Services
 $7,304,686  2.79%
 Stormwater Drainage  $6,712,748  2.56%
 Library Arts & Theatre  $6,334,087  2.42%
 Ariport  $5,345,585  2.04%
 Health & Regulatory
 $4,979,086  1.90%
 Development  $4,446,676  1.70%
 Economic Development/Tourism
 $3,923,572  1.50%
 Caravan Parks
 $3,266,059  1.25%
 Community Care
 $3,054,017  1.17%
 Executive & Councillors Office
 $2,739,056  1.04%
 Pathways  $2,362,136  0.90%
 Disaster Management/SES
 $857,409  0.33%
 Total  $262,110,858  100%

2016/2017 Major Revenue Sources
Category
$ Total
% of Total
General rates
$68,051,500
27.92%
Grants & subsidies $39,549,339 16.22%
Water rates
$26,338,000 10.80%
Sewerage rates
$26,358,000 10.81%
Loans
$29,000,000 11.90%
Recoverable works & Department of Transport & Main Roads
$4,153,800 1.70%
Waste Management
$14,147,000 5.80%
Reserves
$12,200,000 5.00%
Fees & charges $20,176,547 8.28%
Interest
$2,971,000 1.22%
Asset sales/trade-ins $817,000 0.34%
 Total  $243,762,186  100%

 

 

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