A Levy well spent
Anyone wondering how their Environment Levy had been spent would not be disappointed after reading the 2013/14 annual report, which Council noted at its Ordinary Meeting today.
The Environment Levy Annual Report 2013/14 details the many significant achievements made possible by the $11.27million contributed entirely by the region’s ratepayers.
With the support of the Environment Levy in 2013/14 Council continued to:
- buy, protect and enhance environmentally significant land
- deliver on-ground environmental projects
- build Council’s knowledge of its environmental reserves and sunshine coast waterways through scientific research and monitoring projects
- engage, support and partner with the community to deliver conservation outcomes
Mayor Mark Jamieson said the Environment Levy provides a source of funds well beyond the capacity of Council’s general revenue to manage the environment.