2018/19 Annual Budget
Manningham Council adopted its 2018/19 Budget. Our budget has a strong focus on improving and investing in roads, drainage, public open space and cost effective service delivery to ensure long term financial sustainability.
Manningham Mayor, Cr Andrew Conlon said in developing the 2018/19 Annual Budget and Strategic Resource Plan, we were mindful of the ever increasing challenges facing the local government sector while ensuring Council’s longer term financial sustainability.
“We believe we have taken a balanced approach to providing relevant and cost effective services and infrastructure to our community.”
Manningham CEO, Warwick Winn said, "Our priority is delivering the services and infrastructure our community needs, in a cost effective manner, in order to maintain the State Government’s rate capping requirements.”
“The key to achieving this is finding savings, ongoing efficiencies and developing new revenue sources where possible.”
The 2018/19 Annual Budget of $153 million includes $35 million for the capital works program and $118 million for service provision.
Rate revenue is Manningham’s largest source of funding to deliver infrastructure and services. We use rate revenue to maintain local roads, streetlights, buildings, drains, bridges, footpaths, cycle trails, parks, playgrounds, libraries and sporting facilities. As well as providing services such as waste management, public health, planning and building. It also supports our children, families, aged and vulnerable members of our community through maternal and child health, disability and aged care services.
For 2018/19, the combined Council rates and waste charges for an average property in Manningham with a standard waste service will increase by 4.2% or $81.40.
This represents a total rates and waste charges bill of $2,031.61 for the average property in Manningham. This is based on a 2.25% increase in the general rate and a 20% increase for the waste and recycling charge.
Key Features Include:
- An additional $1.5 million to improve footpaths and $1.5 million to improve drainage assets. This is part of a $10.5 million increase over 4 years to upgrade drains and footpaths.
- Bringing funding forward to complete priority projects earlier, including female friendly sports facilities upgrades, the Pettys Reserve Sporting Development, and the Ruffey Creek Linear Path.
- Improving Manningham's streetscapes, in particular street trees.
- Prioritising funding asset renewal before funding new assets.
- Continuing to dedicate at least 33% of rate revenue to the capital works program.
- Focus on efficiencies, developing new revenue sources and containing costs.
- Achieving these and other improvements in priority areas within the State Government’s rate cap of 2.25%.