2021/22 Budget: Our City, Our House
Our City is like one big house and like you, we have a budget for looking after it. You might be surprised to learn how much it costs us to keep Our House running, so our community can continue to enjoy our great services and facilities.
From keeping the lights on all night to maintaining almost 600 parks, providing regular ranger patrols, supporting young people through our youth centres and educating visitors to our libraries.
There’s a whole host of services we budget for to keep our community thriving. It’s what makes Our City, Our House.
Below is a snapshot of the City's budget to run Our City, Our House in 2021/22, with examples of some of our annual costs:
Foreshore Management and Conservation - $9.5 million
- Over $1 million to care for local bushland and protect natural biodiversity.
Community Facilities - $14.3 million
- $719,000 to provide engaging and entertaining support programs at youth centres.
Community Health, Safety and Emergency Management - $15 million
- $4.5 million for regular ranger patrols, to ensure your neighbourhood remains safe.
Libraries, Museum and Heritage - $13.4 million
- $7.7 million to educate and entertain visitors to our local libraries.
Parks, Playgrounds and Conservation - $30.5 million
- $6.1 million to mow, mulch and water, to keep local parks looking neat and tidy.
Roads, Street Lighting and Pathways - $54.8 million
- $6.3 million on lighting local roads at night, making them safer for everyone.
Sporting Facilities - $41.4 million
- $3.1 million to subsidise sporting facilities for local clubs and community groups.
Waste and Recycling - $43.1 million
- $666,000 to remove verge waste and clean up instances of illegal dumping.
Governance - $7.2 million
- Business and Economic Development - $2 million