Council Adopted Budgets

2021 Budget

Barcaldine Regional Council adopted its 2021 budget at its General Meeting held on Wednesday 24 June 2020.

Council has budgeted for an overall average rate increase of 2.12% for the 2021 financial year.

Mayor Sean Dillon said: “This is the first budget of the newly elected Council and sets the direction for Council operations for the next 12 months and beyond. There is a significant investment in the upgrade of Council infrastructure including roads, water treatment plants, sewerage treatment plants and waste landfills as well as the finalisation of a number of community based projects.”

“The substantial confirmed government funding over the next 2 years will enable the full employment of our workforce and strong support for local contractors.”

“Council has deliberately focused on project finalisation and maximising value for money on both capital works and operational expenditure.”
 

For further information please contact: 
Mayor- Sean Dillon: 0427 700 958
Chief Executive Officer - Steven Boxall: 07 4651 5625

 

2021 RATES AND UTILITY CHARGES

General Rates - per annum
Alpha Town - $524 minimum rate
Jericho Town - $498 minimum rate
Aramac Town - $445 minimum rate
Muttaburra Town - $424 minimum rate
Barcaldine Town - $562 minimum rate
Rural Areas - $479 minimum rate

Sewerage Charge - per annum
Per household - $652

Water Charge - per annum
Alpha and Jericho - $726
Aramac and Muttaburra - $558
Barcaldine - $730
Excess Water Charges – Nil

Refuse Charge - per annum
Waste Management Charge - $87
Refuse Collection Charge - $195

Pensioner Rebates
Pensioners will continue to receive a 30% Council rebate on rates with a maximum Council rebate of $411.

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

 

2021 SIGNIFICANT BUDGET EXPENDITURE ITEMS (excluding depreciation)

Major Projects
Barcaldine Recreation Park - $600,000
Muttaburrasaurus Interpretation Centre - $420,000
Aramac Showground Amenities - $420,000
Alpha Community Care Building - $420,000
The Globe Tourist Lookout - $1,500,000
Water Treatment Plant Upgrades - $1,230,000
Sewerage Treatment Plant Upgrades - $1,800,000
Waste Landfill Upgrades - $350,000

Economic Development Costs
Agriculture - $1,035,000
Events and Tourism - $908,000
Banks, Post Office and Rural Transaction Centre - $441,000
Economic Development - $375,000

Infrastructure Costs
Town Streets - maintenance and upgrades - $1,910,000
Rural Roads – maintenance, flood damage repairs and upgrades - $15,137,799
National and State Roads – maintenance and upgrades - $12,391,000
Water Supply - $1,001,975
Sewerage Treatment - $594,838
Airports - $325,000

Environmental Costs
Waste Management - $384,000
Environmental Protection - $214,000
Disaster Management - $467,832
Animal Management - $206,000

Communities Costs
Parks and Gardens - $1,512,500
Public Amenities - $220,000
Libraries - $308,000
Swimming Pools - $553,918
Sport and Recreation Facilities - $933,000
Halls, Museums and Galleries - $305,000
Cultural Activities - $53,000
Community Events - $72,000
Donations to Community Organisations - $192,500
Cemeteries - $125,000

Other
Community Care Services (fully funded programs) - $2,196,000

Adopted Council Budgets