Budget 2020-2021

Cairns Regional Council's 2020-2021 Budget was handed down at a Special (Budget) Meeting on Wednesday 1 July 2020.

At a Glance

Low rate rise

  • General rate increase of 1.8%
  • Utility access charges increase by 1.8%
  • No revaluations or rating category changes means all ratepayers will receive the same 1.8% increase
  • Residential water usage charges increase by 2c/kilolitre to $1.23 a kilolitre

Broad Capital Works program

  • Total Capital Works Program worth $181 million
  • $43.5 million on roads, bridges, drainage, kerb and channel, shoulder sealing, and bus stops
  • $28.5 million on improving the wastewater network,
  • $32.7 million on water and waste infrastructure
  • $37 million on community, sport, cultural and recreation projects

Stimulating the Cairns economy

  • $396M will be spent on resources, materials and services, 90% of which will be spent locally
  • $3.2M in grants, subsidies and contributions for events, arts and cultural initiatives activities, marketing and economic development activities
  • $2.9M for Tourism Tropical North Queensland
  • $645,000 for major sporting events

Budget documents

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Last updated: 01 July 2020