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10 MOORABOOL MATTERS - COMMUNITY NEWSLETTER AUGUST 2012
2012 -- 2013 ANNUAL BUDGET
Leading and serving our communities by listening to, planning for
and providing quality services and advocacy.
Viable and vibrant communities with strong identities forming an
Council's Key Result Areas (KRA's)
• Representation and leadership of our community
• Community wellbeing
• Enhanced natural and built environment
• Continuous improvement in Council services
The 2012/13 Annual Budget takes the actions detailed in the
KRA's and converts them into financial terms to ensure there are
sufficient resources for their achievement.
Key goals of the 2012/13 Annual Budget
Council enters the 2012/13 financial year with specific goals in
Council identified a number of parameters under which the
2012/13 Annual Budget was prepared. These include:
• delivery of the 2009-2013 Council Plan;
• improvement in Council's underlying result; and
• maintenance of a capital expenditure program that
endeavours to address Council's infrastructure
Planning for now and the future
Although the Annual Budget is prepared for the financial year
ahead, it has been prepared within the overall financial framework
established by the five year Strategic Financial Plan (SFP).
The five year financial framework allows Council to deliver
upon key capital works projects and maintain infrastructure,
whilst reducing Council's underlying deficit to ensure financial
RATES -- TOTAL INCREASE OF 6%
This increase has been calculated as follows:
1.75% - to fund additional infrastructure renewal projects
1.00% - to provide additional resources into Outdoor staff
The balance of the rate increase is to fund the capital improvement
program, new initiatives and operations.
Rates for the 2012/13 financial year will be based on the most
recent biannual revaluation. The proposed rate increase of 6.00%
is an average across all rate categories, however due to the
revaluation, actual increases will vary from this.
Garbage charges -- All four garbage charges are levied to rate
payers on a cost recovery basis and for 2012/13 these charges
are proposed to be:
Waste Management Service Charge - $83.00 per assessment
(Farming enterprises only pay one charge). There is no change in
this charge from 2011/12.
Garbage Collection (Residential) -- $94.00 per service, which is
an increase of $12.00 from 2011/12.
Recycling Collection (Residential) -- $43.00 per service, which
is a decrease of $30.00 from 2011/12. The decrease is a result of
a recent tender for Council's Recycling contract.
State Landfill Levy Charge* - $27.00 per assessment (Farming
enterprises only pay one charge), which is an increase of $2.00
*This charge relates to the State Government Environmental
Protection Authority (EPA) levy on all waste into landfill. This
charge is paid by Council and levied to ratepayers on a cost
recovery basis, and as such does not result in income for Council.
For the 2012/13 year, this levy increased from $44.00 per tonne
to $48.40 per tonne, and in recent years this has increased from
$9.00 per tonne.
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