West Tamar Council to vote on 2017/18 budget, rates increase ahead

The West Tamar Council will vote on its 2017/18 budget and estimates on Tuesday.

Rates are set to be increased by 2.25 per cent but with the fire levy included it will be 2.33 per cent overall.

It is estimated that 57 per cent of the council’s total budget comes from rates, totaling $16.7 million.

The largest cost to council in 2017/18 is predicted to be community, parks, reserves and recreation accounting for 31 per cent of budget expenditure.

While maintenance and upkeep of the local road system costs $7.25 million.