Where do my rates go?

In the May Boroondara Bulletin we showcased the major projects being funded in this year’s Budget 2019-20.

But where else are your rates spent? The table below shows for every $100 of expenditure where each $1 goes:

capital works and priority projects
$36.68

environment and waste management
$12.46

health, aged, community and family services
$10.67

parks, gardens and sportsgrounds
$9.23

library, arts and cultural services
$6.54
 

planning and building
$5.27
 

local laws enforcement
$5.01
 

roads, footpaths, safety and drainage
$4.66

communications and customer service
$3.46
 

engineering and traffic
$2.16
 

leisure, recreation and civic centres*
$1.68
 

rates and property services
$1.71
 

economic development
$0.47

The figures include an allocation of corporate services, governance, risk management, building maintenance and public lighting across these service areas.

*Excludes operating expenditure for five externally managed recreation centres.

More information

For more information see Rates or call 9278 4444.