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WELCOME to Etheridge Shire Council’s 2018|2019 Annual Budget. 

The Budget Document for the 2018|2019 financial year has been prepared in accordance with legislation and with the Budget priorities from the Councillor’s, Executive Management Team and the Corporate Plan Objectives (2018 – 2023).

Each year the budget process is the most important part of the Corporate Calendar.

Changes to legislation in 2009 and 2012 now require local governments to consider the long-term when managing their finances.   Etheridge Shire Council has taken this responsibility seriously and has been working to ensure that while this is a legislative requirement it is also good governance and management practice to ensure that the Council remains financially viable and planning becomes part of the way that we regularly do business.  

Legislation changes in 2009 saw a move from a very prescriptive Local Government Act 1993 to legislation that gave Council more autonomy. However, with autonomy come’s accountability and the Government provided for a set of five local government principles. 

Etheridge Shire Council’s 2018/19 Budget was adopted by Council at a Special General Meeting dated 7th June 2018.

The 2018|2019 Budget reveals Revenue from Ordinary Activities amounting to $22,087,399, total Expenses from Ordinary Activities (including depreciation) amounting to $24,394,193 and Capital Expenditure of $16,489,468 which makes the 2018|2019 Budget $40,883,661 in total.

Council looks forward to delivering on a $40.8 million budget in 2018/19 and is keen to keep driving the local economy through the responsible delivery of capital projects and a focused approach to the long-term planning and sustainability of our communities while maintaining the Shire’s livability.