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Budget 2019/20 Budget 2019/20

Fraser Coast Regional Council adopted the 2019/20 Budget at a Special Meeting held on Monday, 24 June 2019.

The $335 million budget is a sound and responsible budget that includes no general rates rise along with a significant investment in improved services and community infrastructure.

It includes a record $119 million capital works program to help build better communities, preserve our unique lifestyle and stimulate the local economy.
Key areas of capital works investment include:

  • $40 million for roads, bridges and drainage
  • $25.7 million for water and sewerage infrastructure
  • $14 million to renew the Hervey Bay Airport runway
  • $4.3 million for parks and playgrounds
  • $3.1 million for footpaths and bikeways
  • $2.8 million for libraries and cultural services

Read the Special Meeting No. 3-19 budget adoption minutes (PDF)

Budget 2019/20 Documents

Budget 2019/20 (PDF)
Budget 2019/20 Snapshot (PDF)
Capital Works Budget 2019/20 (PDF)
Fees and Charges Schedule 2019/20
Rating Category Statement and General Ratepayer Information 2019/20 (PDF)
Wide Bay Water Annual Performance Plan 2019/2020 (PDF)
Operational Plan 2019-2020 (PDF)

Media releases

Council delivers “sound and responsible” budget

24 June 2019
Fraser Coast Regional Council today adopted a “sound and responsible budget” that includes a zero per cent general rates rise along with a significant investment in improved services and community infrastructure.

Water infrastructure upgraded to cater for growth

24 June 2019
The Aubinville Sewage Treatment Plant and Teddington Water Treatment Plant will receive multi-million dollar upgrades as part of Fraser Coast Regional Council’s $25.7 million water and wastewater capital works spend in 2019/20.

Aquatic centre upgrades funded in Council Budget

18 June 2019
Almost $900,000 allocated to Wetside Water Park and the aquatic centres.

Budget to bolster Brolga Theatre, libraries and Showgrounds

17 June 2019
Fraser Coast Regional Council invests in cultural services in 2019/20.

Budget boost for local parks and playgrounds

14 June 2019
Capital works funding to improve Fraser Coast parks and playgrounds.

Council invests in roads to keep Fraser Coast moving

13 June 2019
Council will spend more than $40 million in 2019/20 to improve and upgrade roads, bridges and footpaths.

Council invests $1.2 million in disaster management

12 June 2019
SES compound upgrades among disaster management initiatives.

Budget boost for Council animal management team

7 June 2019
Seven new animal staff to be appointed.

Economic development to be key focus in Council budget

6 June 2019
Major projects and plans that drive jobs growth and ensure the Fraser Coast has a strong, resilient and diversified economy.