Sunshine Coast Council delivers a budget to build Australia’s smart region
The mayor of one of the fastest growing regions in the country has handed down a $717 million council budget which focuses on building Australia’s smart region – economically and environmentally – while also delivering the core services which continue to grow a strong community.
General rates for the majority of ratepayers will increase by $28 to $1138 per annum and the cost of collection of a 240 litre wheelie bin will increase by $4.60 to $276 per annum.
The combined increase of 2.2% is in line with the LGAQ Council Cost Index.
For the first time in eight years, council will increase the Environment Levy by $10 to $70; the Transport Levy by $7 to $27 and the Heritage Levy by $3 to $8 per annum, a combined annual increase of $20.
The combined increase is less than $1 a week.
Sunshine Coast Mayor Mark Jamieson said the early bird and pensioner discounts had been maintained.
“Council is investing $100 million to maintain, renew and replace roads, pathways and stormwater assets,” Mayor Jamieson said.