This Budget Allocator tool allows you to review areas of discretionary spending from the general fund, choose priority areas in which you want services maintained or improved and identify areas in which you are willing to see a decrease. This tool relates this spending directly to rates. Generally speaking an increase in spending overall will indicate an increase in rates.
In order to maintain the current service levels Council will have to increase rates by 10% in the 2011/12 financial year.
Please note this is a conceptual tool and only one of the community engagement activities Council is conducting as part of developing the Four Year Delivery Program and next financial year's Operational Plan.
Use Budget Allocator to select one expenditure level from each of the eight key budget categories listed below and any number of Visionary projects from the last budget category below. The default spend represents your proposed expenditure. Additionally you can leave your comments as to why you selected a particular budget level by clicking on the grey comment icon at the right of your selected budget level.
From the budget categories below, select one expenditure level from each of the eight key budget categories and any visionary projects you want included in Council’s budget but keep an eye on the overall budget.