- Average rate rise of 1.95% on general rates for owner-occupied homes, one of the lowest in the State despite the expected 0.9% or $1.5 million operating impact of the Carbon Pricing Scheme.
- General rates on a residential owner-occupies property with a typical valuation of $161,000 will increase by around 53 cents each week.
- Utilities charges will rise 4.8% to meet increased operational costs associated with the new Northern Water Treatment Plant and Mt ST John Waste Water facility.
Residential water (choice of):
- Residential rate payers will again have a choice in how they are billed for water.
- Standard Plan (fixed allocation) – 772kL will go from $650 to $681 with an excess water charge of $2.61 per kL
- Water Watcher Plan (two-part tariff) – fixed service charge rises from $296 to $310, and the consumption rate per kL increases from $1.18 to $1.24.
- Residential sewage charges will go up from $669 to $701.
- Residential Waste charges rises $197 to $224, $20.10 of the increase is directly associated with the carbon tax.
$5.15 million on repairs to the entertainment centre
$2.4 million toward the Townsville Recreational Boating Park project
A business case for a new entertainment and convention centre
A feasibility study for a new motorsport precinct
Planning and Development
- $2 million for the CBD incentives program
- $900,000 for the development of the new City Plan
- $335,000 to complete the flood modelling study
- $115,000 for the protection of heritage buildings and site
Community and Culture
- $1.8 million for community grants
- $300,000 for a new mobile library vehicle
- 48 events plus support for community events and festivals
Smart City Sustainable Future
- $386,000 for the Citysolar program
- $209,000 for the Creek to Coral and ‘Caring for our Country’ programs
- $263,000 for rehabilitation and maintenance of natural habitats
- $118,000 for pest management (wild dogs, pigs and declared weeds)
Sport, Recreation and Parks
- $4.9 million for the maintenance of The Strand, Riverway and city gardens
- $1.18 million for renewal and improvements of the irrigation system
- $1.18 million for fencing, park furniture, play equipment and lighting
Waste and Water
- $10 million for the construction of new reservoirs
- $8.6 million on upgrades to water mains and sewers
- $5.7 million for domestic waste and recycling collections
- $1 million to commence construction of the Magnetic Island Transfer Station
Healthy and Safe City
- $1.7 million for security patrols
- $1 million for Lifeguards
- $356,000 for the provision of six stinger nets
- $247,000 for mosquito treatment
- $1.42 million for upgrades to 48 bus stops
- $311,000 for traffic improvements
- $150,000 for upgraded school zone signage
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Budget at a Glance
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2012/2013 Budget (5.57MB)
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2012/2013 Financial Plan & Long-Term Financial Forecast
Mayor's Budget Speech
Mayor's 2012/2103 Budget Speech
Individual media releases
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