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Council rates are the contribution each ratepayer makes towards the cost of maintaining over $3.6 billion of local assets, infrastructure and delivering high-quality services for the community. 

The table below shows how your rates will be spent in 2021-22.

For every $100 of expenditure, we deliver the following services:

Services Amount in every $100 of expenditure
Capital works and priority projects $42.43
Environment and waste management $12.11
Health, aged community and family services $9.04
Parks, gardens and sports grounds $8.41
Library, arts and cultural services $5.47
Planning and building $4.65
Local laws enforcement $4.41
Roads, footpaths, safety and drainage $3.36
Communications and customer service $4.81
Engineering and traffic management $1.84
Rates and property services $1.41
Leisure, recreation and civic centres* $1.33*
Economic development $0.73

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

To find out more about how your rates are spent, see 2021-22 Council Budget

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