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Adopted Budget for the Financial Year 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019

Date: 
Friday, 29 June, 2018 - 11:45
Category: 
Finance

At its Special meeting held on Tuesday, 26 June 2018, Council adopted its budget, including fees and charges, for the 2018-19 financial year.

The 2018-19 Budget was adopted in accordance with sections 125, 129 and 223 of the Local Government Act 1989 and Local Government (Planning and Reporting) Regulations 2014. 

The budget, as presented to the Council, includes:

  • an average rate revenue increase of 2.25%
  • a municipal charge of $276.70
  • an increase to kerbside rubbish bin charges of 2.25%
  • an increase to kerbside recycling bin charges of 8.15% due to the market shift resulting from the change in China's recyclable import policies
  • continued rebate to Beolite Village
  • rate concession for rateable farmland properties of 28%
  • no new borrowings
  • $6.4m capital works program

An electronic copy of the adopted budget can be accessed via the following link:

Mansfield Shire Council Adopted Budget 2018-19

A searchable list of adopted fees and charges for 2018-19 can be accessed via the following link:

Mansfield Shire Council Fees and Charges 2018-19

The resolution of the Council for the adoption of the 2018-19 Budget may be viewed below.

More information on the adopted budget may be obtained by contacting Council on 5775 8555.

Council Resolution for the adoption of the Mansfield Shire 2018-19 Budget

Councillors Sladdin/Westendorp:

That Council:

  1. Having considered written and verbal submissions pursuant to Section 223 of the Local Government Act 1989, adopt the 2018-19 Budget (as attached), including the Schedule of Fees and Charges, for the financial year ending 30 June 2019, including the following amendments:
    1. An increase of $1.424m in forecast grant income in 2017-18 due to a change in timing of Financial Assistance Grants.
    2. Removal of $900k cash proceeds for sale of Minerva Street land in 2018-19, and reinstatement of the land asset on the balance sheet for the same amount.
    3. An additional $13,750 operating expenditure to fund a masterplan for the redevelopment of the Mansfield Kindergarten and Mechanics Institute buildings in 2018-19.
    4. An additional $2,000 per annum in recurrent operating expenditure as a donation to Friends of Venilale.
    5. An additional $6,000 per annum in recurrent operating expenditure to fund the management of the Mansfield Shire township reserves, in accordance with a policy to be determined by Council.
    6. Revised fees for disposal of commercial cardboard at the Resource Recovery Centre to $14 per cubic metre.
  2. Formally declare the following rates and charges for the 2018-19 rating year:
    1. MUNICIPAL CHARGE
      1. Pursuant to the provisions of Section 159 of the Local Government Act 1989 a municipal charge be declared in respect of the 2018-19 financial year.
      2. The municipal charge be declared for the purpose of covering some of the administrative costs to Council.
      3. The municipal charge in the sum of $276.70 for each rateable land (or part) in respect of which a municipal charge may be levied is declared in respect of the 2018-19 financial year. It be confirmed that the municipal charge is declared in respect of all rateable land within the municipal district in respect of which a municipal charge may be levied.
      4. It be confirmed that the municipal charge is declared in respect of all rateable land within the municipal district in respect of which a municipal charge may be levied.
    2. GENERAL RATES - Pursuant to the provisions of Section 161 of the Local Government Act 1989 the following differential rates be declared for the 2018-19 financial year:
      • A general rate of 0.2514 cents in the dollar of CIV for all rateable
      • residential properties.
      • A general rate of 0.3545 cents in the dollar of CIV for all rateable commercial properties.
      • A general rate of 0.3494 cents in the dollar of CIV for all rateable vacant land.
      • A general rate of 0.2338 cents in the dollar of CIV for all rateable rural residential properties.
      • A general rate of 0.1810 cents in the dollar of CIV for all rateable farmland properties
      1. It be recorded that Council believes each differential rate will contribute to the equitable and efficient carrying out of Council functions. Details of the objectives of each differential rate, the types of classes of land which are subject to each differential rate and the uses of each differential rate are set out in 4.1.1 of the attached 2018-19 Budget document.
      2. In accordance with the Cultural and Recreational Lands Act 1963 the cultural and recreational charges, in lieu of rates in respect of the 2018-19 financial year, be applied to all land to which that Act applies.
      3. Pursuant to Section 169 (1)(a) of the Local Government Act 1989 Council grant a rebate to the not-for-profit Beolite Retirement Village with respect to the community benefit derived from the Community Centre facility that is available for use by members of the Mansfield Shire community.
    3. ANNUAL SERVICE CHARGE
      1. Pursuant to the provisions of Section 162 of the Local Government Act 1989 an annual service charge relating to waste management be declared for the 2018-19 financial year for each rateable property as follows:
        • Kerbside rubbish collection 80 litre bin $165.22
        • Kerbside rubbish collection 120 litre bin $293.26
        • Kerbside rubbish collection 240 litre bin $489.43
        • Kerbside recycling collection 240 litre bin $199.52
        • Kerbside recycling collection 240 litre additional bin $157.51
        • Community waste $116.01
      2. Pursuant to the provisions of Section 221 of the Local Government Act 1989, an annual service charge relating to waste management be declared for the 2018-19 financial year on each non-rateable property where the service is provided.
        • Kerbside rubbish collection 80 litre bin $165.22
        • Kerbside rubbish collection 120 litre bin $293.26
        • Kerbside rubbish collection 240 litre bin $489.43
        • Kerbside recycling collection 240 litre bin $199.52
        • Kerbside recycling collection 240 litre additional bin $157.51
  3. Rate Payment
    • Rates are payable in four instalments due by:
      • First instalment         30 September
      • Second instalment    30 November
      • Third instalment        28 February
      • Fourth instalment      31 May
  4. Thank all submitters for their participation in the budget development process and advise them in writing of the reasons for the adoption of the 2018-19 Budget as per section 223(1) d(ii) of the Local Government Act 1989.
  5. Give public notice of its decision to adopt the 2018-19 Budget in accordance with section 120(2) of the Local Government act 1989.
  6. Provide a copy of the 2018-19 Budget to the Minister for Local Government in accordance with section 130(4) of the Local Government Act 1989.
  7. Make a copy of the adopted budget available for public inspection at its municipal office and on its website at all times in accordance with section 130(9) of the Local Government Act 1989.
  8. Request the preparation of an options paper outlining funding strategies that will assist Council in its decision making process in relation to a dual court stadium.
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Last Updated: Tuesday, 10 July, 2018 - 14:05