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
Economic development $0.47

*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.

To find out more about how your rates are spent, see the 2019-20 Council Budget
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