2021-22 budget adopted

Published on 09 July 2021

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Council adopted it's 2021-22 Budget and Annual Business Plan at its meeting on 6 July 2021.

The overall rise in revenue derived from rates for this financial year is 1.85 per cent, which is 0.5 per cent lower than what we predicted in our previous budget.

Each year we spend many hours diligently preparing a budget and business plan that details programs, services and projects for our residents, businesses and our various sporting and community groups.

This year's budget has been prepared through a COVID-19 lens in that we are still feeling the effects of the 2020-21 economic downturn due to COVID. We are, however, fast-tracking some of our major projects to help our economy get back on its feet quicker.

Budget allocation

Among the many projects and programs that we'll be allocating funds for this year will be:

  • $31.9 million in infrastructure
  • $7.3 million in waste management
  • $4.8 million in community facility upgrades
  • $2.1 million in community development
  • $1.1 million in public lighting.

Read our 2021-22 Budget and Annual Business Plan Summary for more information.

Rate payments

Rates can be paid in full by 1 September 2021 or in four equal instalments on:

  • 1 September 2021
  • 1 December 2021
  • 1 March 2022
  • 1 June 2022.

Notices are sent prior to each instalment.

Read our 'About your rates' section for more information.