Redland City Council handed down its 2017-2018 Budget [PDF, 5.0MB] on 26 June 2017.
A priority budget
Redland City Council’s Budget 2017-2018 has been framed around six strategic priorities and designed to keep residential rate increases to a minimum while investing heavily in the City.
2017-2018 Budget at a glance
- A $300 million Budget
- Modest rate increase of about $1.43 a week for a typical Redland household (category 1a with a property value of about $305,257), including all Council controlled water consumption, rates and utility charges
- The general rate for commercial and shopping centre rating categories increases to support economic development.
- Pensioner rebate maintained at $335 per year for a full pensioner or $167.50 for a part-pensioner.
- A headline rate (Council total revenue) increase of 5.68 per cent, of which 1.72 per cent is attributable to the City’s growth.
- No increase in Council’s retail water costs to help offset the State Government bulk water cost increase of 8.47 per cent.
- A capital program of $82 million
- Environment levy increases $20 to $109.08 to help fund Council’s “One million native plants’’ project.
- 12-month canal and lake special charges while a community conversation about longer term funding begins later in 2017.
- A predicted operating deficit of $11.1 million.
- Predicted new borrowings of less than one per cent of revenue
Key spending areas
- $23.64 million for roads projects, including the Green Seal Program, Regional Road Alliance Program and resurfacing and rehabilitation programs.
- $10.77 million for infrastructure, including the Indigiscapes Visitor Centre expansion, Cleveland Aquatic Precinct redevelopment, the Bayview Conservation Area at Redland Bay and bus shelter and seat renewals.
- $14.39 million for open space and conservation projects, including South East Thornlands Park, the Public Amenities Expansion Program, William Ross Park and Henry Ziegenfusz Sportsfield improvements.
- $14.47 million for marine and foreshore projects, including Macleay Island ramp carpark, seawall and asbestos capping, canal revetment wall upgrades and the Raby Bay Esplanade canoe launching pontoon.
- $1.88 million for community and cultural development, including libraries, Redland Performing Arts Centre and Redland Art Gallery public art and acquisitions.
- $1.04 million for new water services, including meter replacement and new water services.
- $7.39 million for waste and wastewater projects.
- $8.47 million for land actions and asset replacement programs.
The six strategic priorities around which the budget was framed:
- Transport and connectivity
- Sport, education and the arts
- Economic development
- Branding identity
- Smart cities and digital connectivity
Budget 2017-2018 documents
- Budget 2017-18 media releases
- Mayor’s Budget speech [PDF, 0.1MB]
- 26 June 2017 – Special Meeting audio
- Operational Plan 2017-18
- Fees schedule 2017-18 [PDF, 1.0]
- Financial strategy [PDF, 3.0MB]
Download previous Budget publications
- 2016-2017 Redland City Budget Publication [PDF, 4.0MB]
- 2015-2016 Redland City Budget Publication [PDF, 6.0MB]
- 2014-2015 Redland City Budget Publication [PDF, 4.5MB]
- 2013-2014 Redland City Budget Publication [PDF, 3.5MB]
- 2012-2013 Redland City Budget Publication [PDF, 1.6MB]
- 2011-2012 Redland City Budget Publication [PDF, 1.3MB]
- 2010-2011 Redland City Budget Publication [PDF, 1.6MB]
- 2009-2010 Redland City Budget Publication [PDF, 0.5MB]
- 2008-2009 Redland City Budget Publication [PDF, 1.6MB]
- 2007-2008 Redland Shire Budget Publication [PDF, 1.1MB]