2019/20 Budget key points

An operating surplus (albeit small of $33,000).

Additional funding for events, in particular the RockyNats ($800,000)

A typical Residential Ratepayer increase of 2.8%

Total Capital Expenditure of $149.3 million with $66.2 million funded by Capital Grants:

  • South Rockhampton Flood Levee (Subsidy $50 million) - $76.6 million

  • New Art Gallery Construction (Subsidy $23.6 million) - $34 million

  • Gracemere Sewerage Treatment Plant Augmentation - $4.8 million

  • Alexandra St- Richardson Rd to Moores Creek Rd - $4.7 million

  • Airport Terminal Works and Upgrading of Security Scanners and Upgrade of Air-conditioning (Subsidy $980K) - $4.67 million

  • Quay Street - Gavial Creek Bridge Renewal - $4.2 million

  • Annual Road Reseal Program - $4.2 million

  • Wackford Street Drainage Improvements (Subsidy $1.8 million) - $3.8 million

  • Solar Energy at Glenmore Water Treatment Plant - $2.65 million

  • Macquarie Street - Foster Street to Douglas Street - $2.3 million

  • Gravel Road Re-sheeting - $2 million

  • Fitzroy Riverbank Protection works - funded by Works for Queensland Grant - $1.75 million

  • Capping and Closure of Gracemere Landfill -$1.3 million

  • Riverbank Playground Amenities and Access Upgrade - funded by Works for Queensland Grant - $1.09 million

  • New Footpaths funded by Works for Queensland Grant - $550,000

Zero increase on Rates for Rural Properties

Properties in Category 6, defined as Agriculture, farming and other rural land have been maintained at the same rate levels as those set in the 2018/2019 budget.  By freezing the rate levels in this category, Council is providing support to those properties that are now drought-declared as well as bringing rate levels back to be more comparable to our surrounding local government areas.

Concessions to Sporting Clubs and Community Organisations

Council has provided an increase in the concessions to Sporting Clubs and Community Organisations in recognition that rates are a substantial component of many club’s operating costs.  Every sporting club (without poker machines) should have a reduction in rates paid and nearly a quarter have a reduction of $250 or more from their half-yearly bill. 


Click here to view the adopted 2019-2020 Budget.(PDF, 4MB)