Budget at a glance
This financial year, Council has endorsed a small .88% increase in rates, and continued to freeze the majority of fees and charges.
This will result in most residential and business ratepayers paying a small increase on last year.
To achieve such a small increase, Council agreed to draw on reserve funds to deliver a number of initiatives and capital works projects whilst also reducing some budgets for professional services.
Whilst it was important not to increase total rates revenue too much from last year, Council recognised the importance of maintaining the delivery of services our community deserves, and committing to a significant capital works program to stimulate the local economy.