Mackay Regional Council’s 2020-2021 Budget includes about $7 million in measures to assist businesses and residents during recovery from effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The $306 million budget adopted by council forecasts a deficit of $5 million due to council’s COVID-19 assistance measures and substantial reductions in revenue.
The financially responsible budget has balanced delivering COVID-19 support for the community with no cuts to service delivery and economic stimulus spending on infrastructure.
Mayor Greg Williamson said council had made a conscious decision to adopt a zero per cent change in rates revenue across all its rating categories due to the impact on the community of COVID-19.
This will mean almost 60 per cent of Mackay ratepayers will pay no more rates in 2020-2021 than they did this financial year.
Land valuations issued by the Department of Natural Resources in the Mackay region for the first time in three years means there will be variations in rates notices.
From The Chambers
- Budget Statements
- Code of Competitive Conduct Statement
- Community Budget Report
- Fee and charges 2020-21
- Mackay Regional Council Financial Strategy and Long Term Financial Forecast 2021-2030
- Revenue Policy
- Revenue Statement