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2015-16 Budget highlights

  • A $495 million budget.
  • A 2.78% net increase to rates and charges.
  • A capital program of nearly $213 million.
  • Operational expenditure of $282 million.
  • No increase in borrowings.
  • The Queensland Treasury Corporation has revised upwards Council’s rating to sound with a neutral outlook to reflect its better financial position.

Five key spending areas for TRC

  • $60 million of capital funding for local roads.
  • $54 million to fund water and waste water capital works projects.
  • $18 million allocated to maintain and enhance our parks and open space.
  • $14 million is being spent to complete Stage 1 of the Sports Precinct in Highfields.
  • $22 million to complete state of the art Greater Toowoomba Waste Management Facility in O’Mara’s Road Charlton

 

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Historical general rate decisions

Year                       Decision

2015-16                                3.0 %

2014-15                                4.06 %

2013-14                                4.5 %

2012-13                                4.95 %

2011-12                                4.38 %

2010-11                                8.45 %

Capital spending across the region

District                                                 Total spend                        % of total spend

Clifton                                   $2,019,393                                             1%

Crows Nest                         $22,777,678                                        13%

Goombungee                    $17,109,884                                          8%

Greenmount                     $7,862,928                                             4%

Millmerran                          $4,849,577                                             2%

Oakey                                   $35,405,599                                        17%

Pittsworth                           $11,102,520                                          5%

Toowoomba                      $79,619,791                                        37%

Total                                      $212,801,686

 Posted on : June 19, 2015

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