2015/16 Budget

Council adopted the 2015/16 budget at a special meeting on 25 June 2015

Council adopted the 2015/16 budget at a special meeting on 25 June 2015.

The budget was developed in conjunction with council’s [760KB]Operational Plan 2015/16. The Financial Sustainability Plan 2015-2025[1945KB] was adopted by council at the September 2015 Ordinary Meeting.

Budget snapshot

  • Balanced budget of $588 million
  • $183 million Capital Works Program
  • Bottom line rate increase for the majority of ratepayers is 1.5%
  • $17 carbon tax refund for the majority of ratepayers
  • No increase to general levies
  • Pensioner discount continues, about $3.1 million
  • Early payment discount continues, about $7.6 million.

This is a budget that:

  • has the community of today and tomorrow at its very heart
  • delivers important core responsibilities while implementing a visionary direction to shape the region’s future
  • will continue to grow the local economy to create more jobs and increase household incomes
  • continues to achieve our vision to become the most sustainable region in Australia– vibrant, green, diverse.

Fact sheets

Budget 2015/16 news

2015/16 Budget Schedules

The 2015/16 Budget Schedules were presented as attachments to the budget adoption report. The schedules include:


The following were presented as attachments to the budget report:

Sunshine Coast Council acknowledges the Sunshine Coast Country, home of the Kabi Kabi peoples and the Jinibara peoples, the Traditional Custodians, whose lands and waters we all now share.
We commit to working in partnership with the Traditional Custodians and the broader First Nations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) community to support self-determination through economic and community development.
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