2017-18 Budget - Building Isaac’s Future 2017-18 Budget - Building Isaac’s Future

Mayor's Message Mayor's Message

Mayor Anne BakerIsaac Regional Council has a responsibility to financially manage our communities. We understand the economic realities for our region and the potential impact to our ratepayers, residents and businesses.
As a geographically large regional council with a small ratepayer base, we are asked to do more with less.

We aim to deliver $97 million in key infrastructure and capital works projects over the next 12 months. We have worked hard to keep general rates, waste and sewerage charges limited to 0.5%. Providing critical roads, drainage, water, sewerage and resource recovery infrastructure and preparing for disasters continues to be our top priority. And at the same time, we are mindful of keeping any rate increases to a minimum.

Council provided Isaac ratepayers a 12-month deferral last year to prepare for the introduction of new water charges. The time has come to deliver the water charges to comply with the Local Government Act 2009. Council has taken the time to ensure the new charging system is reliable and efficient. I encourage ratepayers to visit www.isaac.qld.gov.au/water-charges for more information on this new system.

Lessons learnt from Tropical Cyclone Debbie has shown strong indications that Council needs to invest more in preparation of future disasters. The Disaster Management Levy is now $20.

We have been successful in attracting external funding for roads, water and resource recovery infrastructure. Council will continue to strongly advocate for a better deal to help ease the hip pockets of ratepayers.

We are committed to doing our best to serve our communities, not only for us today, but for generations to come. The 2017-18 Isaac Regional Council Budget is a balancing act and it will enable Council to Build Isaac’s Future.

Cr Anne Baker



Councillors adopting the new budget

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