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Budget adopted with 2.38% general rate rise

Budget adopted with 2.38% general rate rise

Swan Hill Rural City Council’s 2015/16 budget was adopted today, with a low 2.38% general rate in the dollar rise.

Under the adopted budget, core Council services will be maintained, along with the delivery of a wide range of new capital projects.

Features include:

  • $7.7 million on road upgrades and maintenance
  • $5.3 million on recreational areas and facilities
  • $2.6 million caring for the elderly in our municipality
  • Heartbeat of the Murray and Swan Hill Riverfront Redevelopment projects
  • Continued investment in Community Plan projects

Swan Hill Rural City Council Mayor Michael Adamson said Councillors and staff had worked hard to keep the rate increase to a minimum, while still delivering excellent services to the community.

“While all councils are facing financial challenges, including external pressures like grant cuts and low interest rates on investments, we have made some ongoing savings through a commitment to efficiency and through strong financial management,” Cr Adamson said.

“I look forward to working with Councillors, staff and the community to deliver the projects listed in the budget, as well as continuing to deliver essential services like waste management, maternal child health, aged care and planning.”

Download the 2015/16 Council Budget.