Budget 2018-19

Boost to confidence and community pride

A strong budget centred on the fundamentals of boosting confidence and pride in our region is how Mayor Greg Williamson describes the $323 million Mackay Regional Council Budget, adopted today.

Cr Williamson said the 2018-19 budget demonstrated a commitment to delivering vital community infrastructure and securing strong economic growth.

“We have taken a disciplined approach to operational costs while continuing our vision of developing and revitalising critical lifestyle projects in the region,” he said.

Council will reduce its debt by a further $13 million, coupled with a rate rise below CPI.

The average residential ratepayer faces a 1.6 per cent increase in the general rate, with other fees and charges increasing by a modest two per cent.