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Council Endorses Responsible Budget

Jun 25, 2020 | Front Page Feature, News

The new look North Burnett Regional Council has today endorsed its budget for the next 12 months.

“This is a responsible budget. The conservative 1.88% rate rise is the lowest in North Burnett Regional Councils history. Council has taken into account the challenges our region is facing through drought and COVID-19, whilst also ensuring we continue to design a region for the generations to come.”

“This budget will cut red tape, to encourage investment in the region and continue to invest heavily in roads, bridges and water” Mayor Chambers said.

Of the $59 million that will be invested into the region, key projects over the next 12 months will include designing a fit for purpose water treatment plant for Biggenden, reducing waste through a new Waste and Recycling Plan, cutting red tape by reviewing Council’s planning scheme and focussing on our region’s most important asset, our people, by improving how Council engages with the community.

“This year’s budget reduces our deficit and makes informed and responsible decisions for the generations to come while ensuring we continue to deliver the services and infrastructure that our community expects today.”

Key highlights from Council’s $15 million capital works budget include:

  • Over $7.8 million on our region’s roads and bridges
  • Over $1.8 million on our town’s water and wastewater infrastructure
  • Over $2.5 million on community projects

For more details you can view our Budget Summary Document and the full budget here.