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Where your council rates go…in Unley at least.

June 25, 2015

The sums have been done, the vote has been taken, and ratepayers in the fair city of Unley will be paying an extra 3.5% in the coming financial year to meet the cost of corporate government.

So. Where does the $44million ($36million from rates) go?

Dealing with the major items of expenditure, “Grumpy” presents the 2015/6 menu.

Footpaths………………………..$1,634,000

Roads………………………………$1,514,000

Street-scaping…………………….$100,000

Drains and stormwater……….$500,000

Buildings…………………………$1,031,000

Plant and equipment…………..$436,000

Reserves and open spaces……,$512,000

Bridges……………………………….$100,000

Brownhill Creek……………………$464,000

Traffic studies…………………………$100,000

King William   Rd master plan…..$160,000

Goodwood Road streetscape………$700,000

Employee costs …………………..$16,576,000

Materials, contracts………………$16,721,000

Depreciation, amortisation etc…$7,682,000

For a more detailed run-down on the finances, you’ll read all about it in the next edition of “Unley Life”.

 

 

 

 

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