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Budget 2021/22: Building resilience for the future

Our budget for 2021/22 aims to support our community, environment and economy to be resilient, to meet our current and future challenges.

Overall, $473 million will be invested including $125 million for works for our environment, natural hazards and safety, health and recreation, support community connections and activities, stimulate local jobs and provide the infrastructure our community values.

Read more about the record infrastructure spend.

Council's activities and projects are outlined in our annual Delivery and Operational Plan.

For every $100 in our $473 million budget, we're investing...


$27

upgrading local infrastructure


$12

managing waste & cleansing


$10

maintaining buildings & aquatic centres


$9

community & library services


$9

parks, recreation & Lifeguards


$7

managing roads & transport


$7

environment & climate change


$6

planning, development & compliance


$5

Kimbriki Resource Recovery Centre


$4

NSW Government levies


$2

events, engagement & economic development


$2

ensuring good governance

 

Budget spending areas

Upgrading local infrastructure

  • Town centres and villages
  • Buildings, amenities, surf clubs and wharves
  • Parks, playgrounds, sports facilities, walking trails, aquatic centres and rockpools
  • Streets, carparks, footpaths and cycleways
  • Stormwater, waste facilities and coastal protection
  • Arts, creative and library spaces
  • Better accessibility and safety

Managing waste and cleaning

  • Domestic waste management service
  • Minimising waste and single-use plastics
  • Public places, streets, beaches and graffiti

Maintaining buildings and aquatic centres

  • Brookvale Oval
  • Surf clubs, aquatic and recreational centres
  • Managing amenities, Council and community buildings and cemeteries
  • Tourism assets

Delivering community and library services

  • Libraries and programs, online and home services
  • Community centres, programs and grants
  • Arts, creative and theatre/performance spaces
  • Childcare centres, vacation care and family day care

Providing parks, recreation and Lifeguards

  • Sportsfields, courts and open spaces, sports club buildings and grants
  • Golf, skate and BMX venues
  • Parks, playgrounds and walking trails
  • Beach Lifeguards and rockpools
  • Street trees and tree permits

Managing roads and transport

  • Local roads, traffic, bus stops and parking areas
  • Wharves, jetties and tidal pools
  • New footpaths, cycleways and bike facilities
  • Transport planning and road safety education

Protecting the environment and climate change

  • Bushland, biodiversity and fire risks
  • Catchments, stormwater, floodplains, lagoons and coast
  • Sustainability programs and education
  • Climate change adaptation and mitigation

Planning, development and compliance

  • Safeguarding public health, safety, parking and environment from risks and overuse
  • Planning for land use, housing, strategic centres and places
  • Town planning to protect environment and heritage
  • Assessing development applications

Kimbriki Resource Recovery Centre

  • Waste management and recycling
  • Education via EcoHouse and Garden
  • Buy Back Centre

NSW Government levies

  • Emergency Services Levy
  • Waste Levy
  • Planning Levy
  • Valuation fees
  • Streetlighting

Providing events, engagement and economic development

  • Events, festivals and citizenship
  • Manly Visitor Information Centre
  • Community engagement and communications
  • Placemaking and place activation
  • Economic development and business support

Ensuring good governance

  • Good governance
  • Integrity and complaints
  • Support Mayor, Councillors, committees and reference groups
  • Business assurance
  • Support local government election