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2021/22 Budget

Council adopted the 2021/22 council budget at a special meeting on 24 June 2021

Council adopted the $816 million 2021/22 council budget at a special meeting on 24 June 2021.

The budget was developed in conjunction with council's:

Budget snapshot

  • A budget that will return to surplus and includes a positive operating result of $18.8 million.
  • A $816 million budget that will continue our efforts to provide the right response for our region at this challenging time and focusses on support, safety and local recovery.
  • A $268 million dollar Capital Works Program that
    • delivers infrastructure and facilities for our residents
    • provides work for local trades and other businesses
    • helps keep local people employed.
  • No increases to the Transport and Heritage Levies and a $4 increase to the Environment Levy that will be allocated to enhancing the region’s response to invasive and destructive weeds.
  • To account for increased contractor expenses, the cost to collect a standard 240 litre domestic wheelie bin will increase by $7.70 - from $309.10 to $316.80.
  • There will be no increase to the minimum general rate.
  • All pensioners will benefit from a 14% increase in their pensioner rate concession.
  • Sole homeowners on full pensions will now receive a $262 concession, an increase of $32.
  • Those on part pensions will also benefit, with their concession increasing to between $74 and $205, depending on whether they own the property solely or jointly.

Budget news

There's something for you in the 2021/22 Budget.

Divisional news and highlights





Creating a safer, secure future in Division 1

Division 1 [329KB]

Creating a safer, secure future in Division 2

Division 2 [2018KB]

Creating a safer, secure future in Division 3

Division 3 [329KB]

Creating a safer, secure future in Division 4

Division 4 [328KB]

Creating a safer, secure future in Division 5

Division 5 [338KB]

Creating a safer, secure future in Division 6

Division 6 [378KB]

Creating a safer, secure future in Division 7

Division 7 [2016KB]

Creating a safer, secure future in Division 8

Division 8 [328KB]

Creating a safer, secure future in Division 9

Division 9 [328KB]

Creating a safer, secure future in Division 10

Division 10 [330KB]



Investing in our future

The Heritage, Transport and Environment levies contributed by all ratepayers, enable us to build on our investment in our environment, plan for our region’s future transport needs and preserve and celebrate our cultural heritage.

Heritage Levy raises $1.9 million

The Heritage Levy remains at $13, and will continue to:

  • support new research into regional stories and explore options for engaging the community with our heritage through digital initiatives
  • conserve our region’s heritage assets, including State Heritage-listed Bankfoot House and its nationally significant collection
  • support our region’s community museums and heritage organisations through grants, practical workshops, professional development, community programs, collaborative marketing and events
  • support cultural heritage projects developed in collaboration with Kabi Kabi, Jinibara and Descendants of Australian South Sea Islander people.

Transport Levy raises $6.5 million

There will be no increase to the Transport Levy.

Remaining at $44, it will:

  • finalise the Options Analysis for the Sunshine Coast Mass Transit project
  • implement the five-year travel change behaviour program
  • improve walk up and cycle opportunities to selected bus stops
  • support and monitor the new trial Ridescore Active Schools Program at selected schools
  • support the Council Link service for eligible persons travelling to their nearest centre
  • support continued Flexilink services
  • support the continuation of the Kenilworth Community Transport service.

Environment Levy raises $11.9 million

The Environment Levy will increase by $4 to $80 and continues to:

  • support the implementation of the Environment and Liveability Strategy
  • protect and enhance our valued natural environment, including our native plants and animals, waterways and wetlands and coastal environments
  • fund the purchase and management of land for conservation, catchment and coastal rehabilitation projects
  • support partnerships with private landholders and environment and community groups.

This year, $600,000 will be allocated to enhancing the region’s response to weeds. This will entail targeted weed management demonstration programs, building community, industry and other agency partnerships and a focus on exploring new technologies to improve our response to identifying and managing invasive weeds.

2021/22 Budget Schedules

You can access separate sections of council's 2021/22 Budget from the listing below or download the 2021/22 Budget Book (PDF, 7.88MB)

The 2021/22 Budget Schedules were presented as attachments to the budget adoption report. The schedules include:

Policies

The following policies have been adopted as part of the 2020/21 Budget:

Along with the Revenue Statement 2021/22 [5403KB]

Previous budgets