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