Clarence Budget – balanced with an eye to costs

Clarence Budget – balanced with an eye to costs

Clarence City Council has approved its Budget for 2015-2016, providing for an increase of one per cent in its total net rating requirement, with a key focus on maintaining quality services while minimising rate increases across the community.

Clarence City Council has approved its Budget for 2015-2016, providing for an increase of one per cent in its total net rating requirement, with a key focus on maintaining quality services while minimising rate increases across the community.

The increase of one per cent in rating income is comparable with Hobart’s March Consumer Price Index (0.9 per cent) and is below the national figure of 1.3 per cent. It also compares favorably with the Local Government Association of Tasmania’s Council Cost Index of 2.48 per cent.

Clarence Mayor Doug Chipman said the Council Budget had undergone rigorous review to constrain costs and minimise the burden on Clarence ratepayers, while also maintaining a high level of services and ongoing capital works to ensure Clarence City continues to be a great place to live and work.

“For the 2015-2016 financial year we will continue to concentrate on core services, including maintaining community infrastructure to a high quality,” Mayor Chipman said. 

Mayor Chipman said major renewal works would be consistent with Council’s 10 year strategy, including $2.55 million on a road reseal program, with a further $2 million for road reconstruction.

“Clarence City’s footpaths and kerbs will also receive an investment of $1.75 million, while stormwater upgrade projects are planned for Richmond and Seven Mile Beach,” Mayor Chipman said.

“Each year Council invests heavily in ensuring the City’s infrastructure is maintained and enhanced. This Budget ensures that this key element is achieved, but also recognises that Council has a responsibility to minimise the effect of rate increases.

“To this end, savings have been achieved across the organisation, including the first full year of reduced recycling costs arising from jointly tendering with Hobart and Glenorchy Councils.  Sportsground maintenance costs have been reduced through new contracts, and initiatives such as energy efficient equipment at the aquatic centre have also delivered savings.

“We will continue to work on key developments such as the Kangaroo Bay precinct, simultaneously providing greater community amenity, stimulating the local job market, and providing opportunities for businesses.”

For further information: Clarence Mayor Doug Chipman: 0409 704 835




Clarence City Council
38 Bligh Street (PO Box 96)
Rosny Park, Tasmania 7018
Telephone:(03) 62 17 9500




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