Engagement sessions to discuss draft budget

Published on 17 May 2019


Locals are invited to learn more about Council's 2019/2020 draft budget and provide feedback at a series of upcoming community engagement sessions.

Council's draft budget is currently on public display after it was tabled at an Extraordinary Meeting of Council on Tuesday night.

The budget proposes a range of changes for the coming financial year, including an end to the transfer of mine rates onto residents, a new fee structure at the waste facility, and timed parking at the airport car park to clear congestion.

Council's Chief Financial Officer, Jay Nankivell, said Council is keen to receive feedback before the budget is adopted in June.

"The budget is still in draft form and open for public submissions, so we'd encourage anyone with an interest in the city's finances to come along and give us some input," he said.

The engagement sessions will feature a full presentation on the draft budget, with staff on hand to discuss the city's finances and record feedback.

The sessions will be held at the Civic Centre on May 21 (6pm-8pm), May 28 (6pm-8pm) and May 30 (10am-noon), and complimentary tea and coffee will be provided.

Those wishing to view the draft budget in full can do so here.

Anyone wishing to lodge a submission around the draft budget can do so here.