Barcaldine Regional Council - 2019/20 Budget

Barcaldine Regional Council - 2019-20 Budget

Barcaldine Regional Council adopted its 2020 budget at the General Meeting held on Wednesday 26 June 2019.

Ratepayers can expect an overall average rate increase of 2.74% for the 2020 financial year.

Mayor Rob Chandler said: “This year’s budget has been formulated within a difficult fiscal environment. Revenue raising opportunities are limited and Council has committed to maintaining employment numbers in all our communities. This has meant limiting major capital works to those with grant funding available”.

For further information please contact:
Mayor - Rob Chandler:      0427 512 314
CEO – Steven Boxall: 07 4651 5625

2020 BUDGET SUMMARY

General Rates - per annum
Alpha Town - $513 minimum or 0.748 cents in $
Jericho Town - $487 minimum or 0.748 cents in $
Aramac Town - $434 minimum or 0.748 cents in $
Muttaburra Town - $413 minimum or 0.748 cents in $
Barcaldine Town - $551 minimum or 0.748 cents in $
Rural Areas - $468 minimum or 0.748 cents in $

 

Sewerage Charge - per annum
Per household - $640

 

Water Charge - per annum
Alpha and Jericho - $712
Aramac and Muttaburra - $544
Barcaldine - $716
Excess Water – Alpha and Jericho - 60 cents per kilolitre
Excess Water – Barcaldine - 39 cents for first 900 kilolitres and 60 cents over 900 kilolitres
Water meters are read as at the 1 June each year.

 

Refuse Charge - per annum
Waste Management Charge - $85
Refuse Collection Charge - $191

 

Pensioner Rebates
Pensioners will continue to receive a 30% Council rebate on rates with a maximum Council rebate of $403. Pensioners also receive a $200 State Government rebate.

 

Rates Notices
Rates are payable by two instalments due for payment on 21 October 2019 and 18 May 2020.

 

Concessions
Council provides a 100% concession on general rates and a 50% concession on water rates for local non-profit community groups.

2020 BUDGET
EXPENDITURE

Roadworks
Town Streets - maintenance and upgrades $1,397,000
Rural Roads - maintenance and upgrades         $9,874,000

 

Major Projects
Barcaldine Recreation Park - $2,100,000
Muttaburrasaurus Interpretation Centre - $350,000
Aramac Showground Amenities - $350,000
Jericho Skate and Bike Park - $100,000
Alpha and Jericho Water Treatment Plants - $360,000
Aramac Airport Runway Reseal and Solar Lighting - $350,000
Clunie Vale Road Floodways - $404,000
Pine Hill Road Seal - $250,000
Regional Wild Dog Fencing - $400,000

 

Economic Development Costs
Agriculture - $779,000
Events and Tourism - $660,000
Banks, Post Office and Rural Transaction Centre (net cost) - $254,000
Planning and Development - $227,000

 

Infrastructure Operating Costs
Water Supply - $859,000
Sewerage - $497,000
Airports - $255,000

 

Environmental Costs
Waste Management - $417,000
Environmental Protection - $180,000

 

Community Support Costs
Parks and Gardens - $1,316,000
Public Amenities - $205,000
Libraries - $325,000
Swimming Pools - $629,000
Sport & Recreation Facilities - $744,000
Halls, Museums and Galleries - $275,000
Community Care Services - $1,353,000
Cultural Activities - $62,000
Donations to Community Organisations - $138,000
Cemeteries - $146,000