2016-17 Budget
  • Last updated:
  • 11 Aug 2016

Council adopted the 2016/17 budget at a special meeting on 16 June 2016.

The budget was developed in conjunction with:

Budget snapshot

  • A budget which includes a positive operating result of $30.9 million
  •  $253 million Capital Works Program, including three Region Making Projects for the 2016/17 and future years: 
    • $53 million for the continuation of the development of the Maroochydore City Centre
    • $31 million to complete the development of the Solar Farm
    • $25 million for the Sunshine Coast Airport Runway.  
  • General rates have increased by 2.5%
  • 1.7% increase to Waste Management charges for a wheelie bin
  • Overall the general rates and waste management charges combined results in a 2.2% increase which, is in line with the LGAQ Council Cost Index
  • Tourism and Major Events Levy increase of 10% with a minimum of $90.80
  • Pensioner discount continues, about $3.3 million 
  • Early payment discount continues, about $8.1 million.

This is a budget that:

  • focuses on building Australia's smart region - economically and environmentally
  • delivering the core services which continue to grow a strong community
  • has a capital works program investing in the future of our communities
  • significantly benefit future generations with visionary and innovative projects.

Fact sheets

Budget 2016/17 news

2016/17 Budget Schedules

The 2016/17 Budget Schedules were presented as attachments to the budget adoption report. The schedules include:


The following policies have been adopted as part of the 2016/17 Budget:

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