Tuesday 24th September 9:00am - Monday 7th October 4:00pm
Wednesday 25th September 3:30pm - 8:00pm
Council Meeting 25 September
What do my rates pay for and how does council decide on how funds are allocated?
Local councils have come a long way since the days of roads, rates and rubbish. Wingecarribee Shire Council today funds many more services to meet our community’s needs and expectations. Some of these include:
The cost of providing all of these services comes from the collection of rates. For many years Wingecarribee Shire Council has prudently delivered a balanced budget to ensure that it doesn’t spend beyond its means.
Council undertakes a review of its budget (including four year forward estimates) on an annual basis. This review is conducted as part of preparing the annual Operational Plan. In determining how funds are allocated as part of the annual budget, Council considers the following:
A detailed review of all expenditure and revenue is undertaken by Council as part of the review of the annual budget. Once this review has been completed, workshops are held with Councillors to confirm funding allocations based on the above considerations.