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How your rates are spent

Here’s how your rates and charges are spent based on the average Bayside property value of $1,081,763.

Parks, sports ground and foreshore

$1.05 per day

  • 453 hectares open space.
  • 44 sports grounds.
  • 71,985 hours of sport played.
  • 17kms of foreshore.
  • 61 playgrounds.

Community buildings

$0.80 per day

  • 19 kindergartens.
  • 6 maternal and child health centres.
  • 5 community centres.
  • 5 seniors centres.
  • 4 community halls.

Aged and disability services

$0.61 per day

  • 142,000 hours of in-home care.
  • 40,000 meals delivered.

Libraries, arts and culture

$0.30 per day

  • 46,584 library members.
  • 966,075 library loans.

Insurance

$0.09 per day

Roads, footpaths and drains

$0.90 per day

  • 355km of local roads.
  • 697km of footpaths.
  • 478km of drains.

Community safety

$0.71 per day

  • 1964 food safety inspections.
  • 250 safety inspections (swimming pool, smoke alarm and essential fire safety equipment).

Family and children’s services

$0.21 per day

  • 3100 children immunized.
  • 1000 new babies enrolled in maternal and child health service.

Waste management

$0.49 per day

  • 7 million bins emptied.
  • 20,980 tonnes of recyclable materials diverted from landfill.

Street lighting

$0.06 per day

  • 5684 street lights.