Coronavirus update 13 March 2020

Council has closed some facilities and cancelled all events until 14 April. Learn which services have been affected.

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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