2019-20 Budget invests in community using good economic sense

Published: 26 Jun 2019

Mackay Regional Council’s 2019-20 Budget was adopted at a Special (Budget) Meeting on Wednesday, June 26, 2019.

Mayor Greg Williamson said the $311 million Budget was economically sensible and sustainable.

But he said it funded important projects to enhance the liveability of our region, including a $116 million capital works program.

Council will also reduce debt by $14.2 million.

All of that will be achieved with a modest general rate rise of 1.9 per cent and a two per cent increase in most fees and charges.

The non-PPR differential rate has now been removed completely, meaning residential property owners do not pay a higher rate for properties that aren’t their principal place of residence.

A promotional levy for the City Centre has also been reduced by 50 per cent.

A total of $500,000 will be available for not-for-profit and sporting grounds, including $300,000 through the Better Community Building Fund and $200,000 in Community Grants.

Budget snapshot

From the Chambers

Budget documents

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