COUNTING COINS: North Burnett Regional Council's Budget Meeting in Mundubbera on Wednesday, July 17.
COUNTING COINS: North Burnett Regional Council's Budget Meeting in Mundubbera on Wednesday, July 17. Alex Treacy

Rate rise, new spend: Council 2019-20 budget breakdown

NORTH Burnett Regional Council has signed off on its 2019-20 budget in Mundubbera, increasing general rates by 2 per cent, the "lowest rise since amalgamation," Mayor Rachel Chambers said.

According to Council's Budget Summary, this rate increase translates to an additional $150,000 in revenue for Council.

"This is not a budget with bells and whistles but a financially responsible one, backed by good data, prudent decision making and only the best of intentions," she said.

"We may be a small council by population standards, but make no mistake, as a region we have the strength, passion and determination to achieve our full potential.

"As Norman Peale stated, 'Empty pockets never held anyone back, only empty heads and empty hearts can do that'."

Departing CEO Gary Rinehart said there was "a little pressure here and there" involved in putting the document together and work was only completed late on Tuesday night.

"There was adversity at times but we saw a sense of teamwork come out of that," Mr Rinehart said.

"The important lesson is that next year's Budget starts tomorrow."

For the full summary, and breakdown of the rate rise and individual household increases to services and charges, go here.


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