2017/18 Sunshine Coast Budget
The Sunshine Coast council recently handed down its $722 million budget, the largest to date. According to Mayor Mark Jamieson, the focus of the budget was creating Australia’s leading healthy, smart and creative region.
“Our commitment to our residents is to focus on protecting and enhancing our environment, building a strong community and growing the economy – and that is what we are doing,” Mayor Jamieson said.
- $106 million to maintain, renew and replace roads, pathways and stormwater assets
- $70 million to maintain, renew and replace council’s many parks, gardens and sporting facilities
- $37 million for libraries, galleries and community facilities
- $30 million for economic initiatives, including major events and holiday parks
- $32 million for preserving and enhancing the region’s environmental assets, including beach, foreshore and bushland conservation projects and clean energy projects
$237 million capital works program
- $59 million on transportation and stormwater projects
- $17 million on waste management infrastructure
- $12 million on community and sporting facilities
- $9 million on parks and gardens, cemeteries and beach accesses
- $3 million on environmental assets and coast, canals and waterways
- $2 million on aerodrome and holiday parks
The council has also invested $7 million in community events and grants to support the work of local not-for-profit organisations. Applications for the next round of major grants will open on 17 July.
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