BREAKING: Sunshine Coast Council has today adopted its 2017-2018 Budget revealing how much on average residents will pay in rates.

Council has revealed that there will be an average 2.3% rate rise across the Sunshine Coast.

The cost of wheelie bin collection will rise by $4 to $280.

The environment levy will increase by $2 the transport levy will increase by $15 and the heritage l;evy will increase by $3.

Overall, the bottom line increase will be $52 for the year for most ratepayers.

Mayor Mark Jamieson detailed plans for the council's record high $722m budget in Nambour this morning.

More to come ...


Council's $722 million budget includes:

• $106 million to maintain, renew and replace roads, pathways and stormwater assets
• $70 million to maintain, renew and replace council's many parks, gardens and sporting facilities
• $37 million for libraries, galleries and community facilities
• $30 million for economic initiatives, including major events and holiday parks
• $32 million for preserving and enhancing the region's environmental assets, including beach, foreshore and bushland conservation projects and clean energy projects

$237 million capital works program

• $59 million on transportation and stormwater projects
• $17 million on waste management infrastructure
• $12 million on community and sporting facilities
• $9 million on parks and gardens, cemeteries and beach accesses
• $3 million on environmental assets and coast, canals and waterways
• $2 million on aerodrome and holiday parks

 

2017/18 Budget - Rate Notice for a residential owner occupied property on the

Minimum General Rate*

Annual rates

2016/17

2017/18

Variation $

General Rates

$1138

$1166

$28

240 litre wheelie bin

$276

$280

$4

Sub total

$1414

$1446

$32

Environment Levy

$70

$72

$2

Transport Levy

$27

$42

$15

Heritage Levy

$8

$11

$3

Total Rates and Charges

$1519

$1571

$52

Discount

($56.90)

($58.30)

($1.40)

NET PAYABLE

$1462.10

$1512.70

$50.60 


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