Balonne Shire Council adopted its 2018-19 Budget without change and confirmed rates will increase across all categories by 3% in the rate in the dollar and 1% on the minimum general rate and that pensioners would continue to receive a maximum concession of $170 for qualifying properties.
Rising costs and fewer available grants are increasingly impacting on the bottom line of Balonne Shire Council’s budget and its ability to remain financially sustainable, but in spite of this Council is expected to deliver small increases to ratepayers when its 2018/19 Budget is adopted on Thursday, 28 June, 2018.
Drought has gripped the Balonne Shire for the past six years and has impacted on all of our communities. To help ease the impact the Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors, through the Balonne Shire Council is offering community groups funding through the Community Drought Support Program.
The Balonne Shire Council is serious about reducing waste and wants residents to review the draft new Waste Reduction and Recycling Plan to ensure they understand what Council is doing to achieve the reduction in waste.