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Budget 2018/19

2018/2019 represents a watershed moment for Council as it moves forward with a record $52.4 million in community investment and its first annual budget free of historic debt.

Key points

  • Record $52.4 million investment in community infrastructure and facilities
  • A rate increase of 2.25% in line with the State Government's rate cap
  • Debt free for the first time in Bayside's history
  • $600k efficiency savings in Council's operating budget
  • $3 million impact of recycling crisis (loss of income and increased costs) leading to higher waste service charges.

Budget highlights

  • $8.4 million to deliver seven accessible, female-friendly sporting pavilions
  • $1 million towards doubling the size of the Tulip Street basketball stadium
  • $413k to start works for a new home for Netball in Sandringham
  •  $1.4 million upgrades to the Recycling and Waste Transfer Station in Talinga Road
  • $8.5 million in road, footpaths and cyclist/pedestrian path upgrades
  • $1.4 million upgrade to Sandringham Village
  • $686k upgrade to Beaumaris Concourse
  • $9 million to purchase land for a new library and community facility in Highett
  • $3.88 million to upgrade Sandringham Library.

A strong financial position

Image of charts illustrating Council's financial position

Budget document

Adopted budget 2018-19 (PDF, 2.17MB)

Long term financial plan document

Long term financial plan 2018-19 (PDF, 1.37MB)