Where does the money go?

Every member of the community uses a range of Council services in different ways throughout their life. Here are some examples (click image for full size): 


Please note: these personas are examples only - they are not real people in our community. 

The below graphic shows the 2021/22 funding for the service areas we provide per $100 of rates. 



See where the money goes




Our Financial Plan doesn’t include service level reductions. But we do plan for the impact of inflation. The money we have now needs to increase to ensure we can afford to provide the same level of services in the future.

Our employees are paid under an Enterprise Agreement and this is due for negotiation in the next 12 months. Our Financial Plan allows for an increase in employee benefits in line with recent industry increases and the broader wage growth. We also plan for the continued increases in the superannuation thresholds.