Council rates go towards the cost of maintaining our local assets and infrastructure, and delivering high-quality services for the community.
The table below shows how your rates will be spent in 2019-20. For every $100 of expenditure, Council delivers the following services.
|Services||Amount in every $100 of expenditure|
|Capital works and priority projects||$36.68|
|Environment and waste management||$12.46|
|Health, aged community and family services||$10.67|
|Parks, gardens and sports grounds||$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 management||$2.16|
|Rates and property services||$1.71|
|Leisure, recreation and civic centres* ¤||$1.68|
*The figure includes 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.