THIS CONSULTATION IS NOW CLOSED
Report – Public Feedback
Feedback provided to Council through a survey in response to the Draft Budget 22/23 can be found here:
This report was provided to Councillors at a Budget 22/23 workshop on the 23 May, 2022.
The Draft Budget will be considered at the next Council Meeting to be held on 14 June, a copy of the agenda can be found here.
A copy of the consultation report for the Draft 2022/23 Budget.
Snapshot of Draft Budget 2022/23.
If you have any questions in relation to the budget, please contact us on 03 6211 8200 or email email@example.com
Closing date for public submissions was 16 May 2022.
A written submission can be sent to the General Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or by delivering to 15 Channel Hwy, Kingston 7050 or at the Alonnah Service Centre, Bruny Island.
Capital Projects (some)
During 2022-23 we will be starting some significant projects that will help connect residents to better services, upgrade infrastructure and advance community safety in our community.
Some of the key Capital projects earmarked in this draft budget include:
- Over $1 million in stormwater upgrades to Illawong Crs/Hinsby Rd and Garnett Street in Blackmans Bay,
- Over $7 million in roads upgrades including Blowhole Road Blackmans Bay and Gemalla Road Margate,
- Over $2 million in track, reserves and playgrounds upgrades; including Twin Ovals to Spring Farm Connector Track and Spring Farm Track to Whitewater Creek, and
- $180,000 for a local area traffic management study and precinct upgrade for Beach Road.
Operational Projects (some)
$50,000 Tree Strategy: Funding used to scope out a tree strategy for Kingborough to set out the methodology, prioritisation, assessment frequencies, management and maintenance of trees in the municipality.
$40,000 Waterway Program – The funding is to implement the priority actions from the Creek Maintenance Plans for our key urban waterways to avoid and minimise damage to assets, human safety and environmental harm by improve stormwater flows and capacity.
$16,000 Adaption Financing Project – Working with Griffith University to look at adaptation activities using Snug as a case study community to provide modelling data, technical reports and consult with key stakeholders in the community.
Costs Affecting Council
Council must weigh up what it needs to deliver by law with the increasing demands for services required by the community.
This year, the costs that impact the of running our Council, identified through the Council Cost Index (CCI), have increased to 4.06% compared to 0.95% last year.
Hobart’s Consumer Price Index has also increased, with the latest figures (March 2022 quarter) identified as 5.8%.
Despite the high CCI, Council understands that the cost of living has gone up for everyone, so it is with this in mind that we have based the draft on a 2.8% general rate increase, which is in line with our Long-Term Financial Plan.