Budget to deliver rates freeze
Lockyer Valley Regional Council’s 2020/21 Budget will be handed down on 15 July and the community can expect Council to deliver a responsible Budget that will go a long way towards securing the long-term future of the region.
Council has maintained a strong focus on financial and operational sustainability over the past four years and this Budget is a continuation of that focus and commitment, Lockyer Valley Mayor, Cr Tanya Milligan says.
“Council’s long-term strategy is focused on finding a balance between community expectations and financial sustainability for our organisation and I am pleased to say we aimed for a rate freeze this year and will deliver on that, while still supplying and improving our core services, despite the coronavirus.
“Last year, we started the process of conducting an Organisational Effectiveness Review, which was based on consultation with staff and identified efficiencies and improvements to be made throughout our organisation.
“To achieve this balance, we are implementing the outcomes of this review.”
Mayor Milligan said Council was committed to playing its part in easing the burden for the ratepayers of the Lockyer Valley, while maintaining Council’s financial stability.
“Be it road upgrades, parks, libraries, waste collection or water, our Council is passionate about improving the Lockyer Valley region.
“As councillors, it’s our job to ensure we make the right decisions so the community receives value for money.
“We firmly believe this Budget meets the community’s needs, is responsible for the here and now and, importantly, positions us well for the future.
“Our residents and businesses need to be assured our Council is planning with confidence for the future of the region, while still offering services and opportunities for today,” Mayor Milligan said.
For further information, contact Council on 1300 005 872.