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Points of Interest . Presented to Mission Beach Community Association by Councillor Jennifer Downs. 9 th August, 2011. If you did any of these things today:. Had a cup of tea Enjoyed a shower Flushed the toilet Drove to work or school Went to the library Stood in a bus shelter

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Points of interest
Points of Interest

  • Presented to Mission Beach Community Association by Councillor Jennifer Downs.

  • 9th August, 2011.

If you did any of these things today
If you did any of these things today:

  • Had a cup of tea

  • Enjoyed a shower

  • Flushed the toilet

  • Drove to work or school

  • Went to the library

  • Stood in a bus shelter

  • Put something in the bin

  • Played at the park

Foreshore management
Foreshore Management

  • Submission for $4.1 million submitted

  • Coconut Management – as previous – removal of dangerous palms only – as assessed by Arborists. Re-plantings as required by multiple species.

  • Coastal Stewardship Program. Looking for expressions of community interest – timed to commence just prior to wet season. Form was emailed to all groups.

  • Also Management Plan for Wheatley Creek in process.

Bridges visual amenity and other matters
Bridges, Visual Amenity and other matters…

  • Wheatley’s Creek Bridge and new bikeway bridge timed to occur concurrently to provide efficiencies….estimated completion November. Wheatley Creek Bridge Closure from 31st August.

  • Woollies roundabout nearing completion

  • Commercial Heights corner – design being drawn up.

  • No allocation in budget for Streetscaping, however, work is progressing on new Planning Scheme for Cassowary Coast.

Community recovery
Community Recovery

  • Community Recovery Advisory Group meets to check on communications to residents. Judy Heath of Mission Beach is local rep on this group. Advisory Group only.

  • New newsletter with printers – due out 3rd week August.

  • Work continuing on progressing insurance claims for community infrastructure – massive task.

Waste news
Waste News.

  • $35 per tonne State Govt. Waste Levy – on Commercial and Industrial waste, and Construction and Demolition waste (disaster demolition waste exempt). Municipal Solid Waste exempt. i.e. householder Wheelie Bins

  • Timed to start 1st December, 2011. Compounding effect of Carbon Tax will add significant costs to managing waste.

  • Investigating composting strategies within Waste Review Strategy. (can reduce as much as 50% from the waste stream).

Cassowary coast regional council

Cassowary Coast Regional Council

2011/12 Budget Highlights

General overview
General Overview

  • Revenue base affected by limited growth, impacts of cyclone & constrained govt funding

  • Financial pressures include:

    • Wage & salary costs (negotiating new EB)

    • Increases in electricity & insurance costs

    • Funding needs for asset mtce & renewal

    • Altered NDRRA arrangements for day labour costs

    • Additional debt repayments for loan borrowings

Rating issues
Rating Issues

  • Annual valuation by DERM– no significant changes but some individual impacts from site values

  • No changes to differential rating structure

  • Legislative requirement to complete integration of rating structure this year, applies to separate rates in former council areas

  • Separate rates apply to all properties

  • Former levies replaced by a Transport Infrastructure levy & an Environmental Management levy

Rates charges
Rates & Charges

  • General rates increase by approx 3.8%

  • Minimum general rate increased from $932 to $968

  • Increases will not be uniform due to new valuations

  • Sewerage charges increased based on scheme requirements, Innisfail 9.8%, Mission Beach 5.1%, Tully 9.1%

  • Water charges increased by approx 5%

  • Garbage charges – no increase in Northern area and reduction of $20 in southern area

Rates charges cont d
Rates & Charges Cont’d

  • Separate levies applied uniformly across the region:

    • Transport Infrastructure levy $97 per assessment

    • Environmental management levy $147.30 per assessment

    • Replaces previous road levy, waste management levy & environment levy applied in former council areas

  • Council Pensioner remission continues to be a maximum of $300

  • 15% discount on general rates paid within 30 days

  • Overall increase in rates & charges approx 3.94% compared to last year, increases will not be uniform due to separate levies

Highlights corporate services
Highlights – Corporate Services

  • $145K to conduct 2012 council elections

  • $40K to establish customer service function at Cardwell Library

  • $800K for replacement of current core software system with new system – One Business solution

  • $250K to redesign and replace part of roof – Tully Civic Centre

  • $100K to install generator – Tully Civic Centre

  • $100K to undertake refurbishment of office layout – Tully Civic Centre

Highlights works
Highlights - Works

  • $6.228M ontransport management activities

  • $47.956M on asset repair & restoration under NDRRA, including $30M to commence works from Cyclone Yasi

  • $500K for improvements to Innisfail & Tully depots

  • $14.747M for rehab & improvement works as follows:

    • $6.214M for roadworks

    • $7.561M for bridges (includes completion of Jubilee Bridge)

    • $972K for pathway works

  • $2.8M for upgrade of marine facilities - $2.75M for upgrade of sections of Flying Fish Point Rock wall

Highlights community services
Highlights – Community Services

  • $633K for tourism activities including operation of VICs

  • $1.507M for operation of Library services

  • $849K for cleaning & mtce of public conveniences

  • $357K for operation & mtce of public swimming pools

  • $180K for improvements to Tully aerodrome

  • $1.285M for completion of Theodore St units, Tully

  • $100K for upgrading works – Frogs Hollow, Mission Beach

  • $100K for purchase of retractable seating – Innisfail Shire hall

Highlights parks natural environment
Highlights – Parks & Natural Environment

  • $1.813M for park & open space management

  • $783K for management of natural environment, including $499K for land & pest management

  • $145K for upgrade/replacement of park assets including:

    • $30K for replacement of play equipment at Tom Johnston Park

    • $100K for upgrade of day use area at Bingil Bay

  • $110K for replacement of footbridge over Midge Creek, Lugger Bay on Kennedy Walking track

  • $75K for improvements at Goondi Bend Sporting complex

Highlights water
Highlights - Water

  • $10.23M to complete upgrade works on Innisfail Water Treatment Plant

  • $250K for completion of works on Fenby gap reservoir

  • $310K for completion of works on new water intake – Bulgun Creek

  • $150K for design of 250mm trunk water main from Innisfail WTP

  • $100K to install flow meters - Innisfail

  • $92K for renewal & replacement of water infrastructure in southern water supply area

Highlights sewerage
Highlights - Sewerage

  • $22.945M for completion of the Innisfail Sewerage Treatment Plant (partially carryover funding)

  • $2M for continuation of works for Cardwell Sewerage Scheme

  • $1.6M to undertake Stage 2 of Tully sewerage upgrade

  • $455K for renewal & replacement of sewers & manholes – Innisfail & $408K for Tully

  • $500K for replacement of sewerage pump station no.16 – Innisfail

  • $200K for renewal of sewerage pump station Wildsoet St, Tully

Highlights planning environment
Highlights – Planning & Environment

  • $765K for costs associated with environmental health functions

  • $355K for animal management & control activities

  • $593K for environmental protection activities

  • $948K for general planning operations

  • $247K for strategic planning activities including development of the new Planning Scheme

  • $518K for building & plumbing/drainage assessment, inspection & enforcement activities

Highlights waste management
Highlights – Waste Management

  • $100K to undertake development of a new waste management strategy for region

  • $680K for waste collection activities & $1.474M for waste disposal activities in northern part of region

  • $465K for waste collection activities & $1.354M for waste disposal activities in southern part of region

  • $100K for landfill remediation activities

  • $45K for improvements at Stoters Hill Waste landfill & $60K for improvements to Tully Waste landfill

Budget summary operating
Budget Summary - Operating

  • Total Revenue - $120.8M

  • Total Expenses - $111.8M

    • Wages - $23. 2M

    • Material & Services - $68.9M

    • Depreciation - $17.6M

    • Finance Costs - $2.1M

  • Surplus of $9M due to timing issues with recovery of expenses from 2010/11 for NDRRA works – Cyclone Yasi

Budget summary capital
Budget Summary - Capital

  • Total Capital Works & Debt Redemption - $70.18M

  • Includes significant carryover works from 2010/11 Budget for major capital projects

  • Works includes:

    • $15.13M for roads, bridges & pathways

    • $29.49M for sewerage

    • $12.18M for water

    • $4.58M for community facilities, buildings & depots

    • $6M for other capital works

    • $2.8M for debt redemption

Capital summary cont d
Capital Summary Cont’d

  • Proposed funding for capital program:

    • Grants & Subsidies - $33.25M

    • Council revenue, carryover funding & Reserves - $31.98M

    • Loans - $2.48M

    • Developer contributions - $2.47M