Gladstone council budget: At a glance
GLADSTONE Regional Council 2015-16 budget at a glance:
Total budget: $262.6 million
Water and sewerage: $70.9 million
Roads and drainage: $78.4 million
Parks and open space: $29.6 million
Waste: $15.9 million
Arts and culture: $10.6 million
Community wellbeing: $14.8 million
Other: (loan payments, administration, IT, planning and fleet): $42.4 million
Big ticket items:
- Rehabilitation and reconstruction of Chapman Dr, Clinton: $3.46m
- Repair of Gladstone Marina bridge: $1.42m
- Water and sewerage asset replacements, including Miriam Vale and Boyne Island wastewater treatment plants: $12.04m
- Alf Larson/Lions Park redevelopment at Miriam Vale: $3.8m
- Calliope Sports (Liz Cunningham) Park development: $1.5m
- Developing Stage 1a of the Philip St Communities Precinct in Gladstone: $5.3m
- Gravel resheet of various rural roads: $2.5m
- 46% of residential property owners will received a rate reduction
- 25% of residential property owners will receive a rate increase of 5%
- Balance of ratepayers will received increases of 5-10%, capped at 10%
Garbage collection charge:
- Increases $8 per annum to $290.
Water access charge:
- Up $60pa for Lake Awoonga scheme
- Up $33pa for Miriam Vale/Bororen scheme
- Up $22pa for Agnes Water/Seventeen Seventy scheme.
Water consumption charge:
- No change.
Compared to the 2014-15 budget, expenditure measures represent a saving of $4.2m and a reduction of 3.08% in operational costs.
Will total $19.23m, reducing the council's outstanding loans by $9.98m to $158.1m out of its total asset base of $2.3billion.
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