Indigo Shire Council prepares a Budget each financial year in accordance with the Local Government Act. The Budget lists the expected income and expenditure for the financial year. It aims to meet the key priorities set out in the 2011 - 2014 Council Plan.
The Indigo Shire continues to remain in a strong financial position, with sustainable levels of borrowing and sound financial management, incorporating a generally conservative outlook. We are responsive to community needs while maintaining important core Council functions, with many human and financial resources committed to areas like maintaining our Roads, Parks & Gardens, Pools, Community Care, Planning and Building Services.
The Budget for 2012/13 provides the financial support to undertake and complete the Council's strategic objectives that have been outlined in the community driven-Council Plan. The task of trying to accommodate the myriad requests across our diverse Shire is a challenge that is increasingly being driven by strategic plans and not the whim of Council. So while we have implemented a number of strategies and plans over the life of this Council the funds allocated from this budget will allow staff to continue to get on with doing the job.
Chief Executive Officer's summary
Council has prepared a Budget for the 2012-13 financial year which seeks to balance the demand for services and infrastructure with the community's capacity to pay. Key Budget information is provided below about the rate increase, operating result, service levels, cash and investments, capital works, financial position, financial sustainability and key strategic activities of the Council.
It is proposed that general rates increase by 6.0% for the 2012-13 year, raising total rates and charges of $12.17 million, including $0.061 million generated from supplementary rates. Of the 6.0% increase, approximately 5.0% will go toward maintaining service levels and meeting the cost of a number of external influences affecting the operating Budget including increased levels of depreciation and enterprise agreement commitments. The remaining increase will go toward capital works to address the asset renewal needs of the shire. This rate increase is in line with Council's Strategic Resources Plan and Council Plan. (The rate increase for the 2011-12 year was also 6.0%).
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Last updated: 10 April 2013