Presidents Message to Rate Payers
It is with pleasure that I present the 2015/2016 Municipal Budget to the ratepayers and electors of the Shire of Three Springs. This Budget has been delivered following consultation with Councillors, Staff and Community Groups over the last three months. The adopted budget includes a range of community services and capital works which provide for growth and sustainability for the Shire of Three Springs.
The 2015/2016 Budget includes an overall increase in rate revenue of 5%. This has been brought about in part by increases in costs and decrease in funding opportunities.
Major Projects scheduled in 2015/2016 include portion of Main Street Revitalisation Plan, Heritage Trail Project, completion of Administration Centre/Council Chambers. Some of these projects will have grant funding, and Council will also contribute funds to ensure these projects commence this financial year and will do its utmost to have all major projects completed within the allocated timeframe.
Funds have been allocated to finalise the Town Planning Scheme. This will play an important role in future improvements and development of the Shire.
The 2015/2016 budget has been designed to continue our strong focus on sound financial management. Council is however impacted by inflationary trends associated with power, water and payroll costs plus a reduction in Royalties for Regions Funding. A more detailed explanation of the budget is provided in the attached budget summary. An invitation is extended to any member of the public who wishes to discuss the budget with a Council representative or Chief Executive Officer.
This budget delivers a sustainable program of both capital and operating expenditure and limits the financial burden on ratepayers to a minimum The Shire will strive to provide a high standard of services and facilities that our community currently enjoys.
Cr Annie Treloar
More Comprehensive Budget Summary
Additional Budget Information
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