Budget 2018-2019

Cairns Regional Council's 2018-2019 Budget was handed down at a Special (Budget) Meeting on Monday 25 June 2018.

The 2018-2019 Budget is Council's sixth consecutive balanced Budget. It features total operating expenditure and total operating revenue of $301 million, and delivers a modest 1.7 per cent general rates increase, in line with CPI.

Major highlights

  • Balanced Budget with a total operating expenditure/revenue of $301 million
  • Low rate rise
    • General rate increase of 1.7% (in line with CPI)
    • Utility charges increase by 1.7%
  • Broad Capital Works Program worth $165.7m:
    • $17.7m to complete CPAC
    • $27.2m spend on roads and transport
    • $50.5m on water and sewerage infrastructure
    • $29.7m on sporting and recreation infrastructure
    • $2.1m to start refurbishment of the former Cairns Courthouse
  • Stimulating the Economy
    • $374m will be spent in the community on resources, materials and services
    • $3.7m to support tourism industry and initiatives
    • $1.1m to support major sporting and cultural events
Last updated: 25 June 2018