Council adopts Operational Plan and Schedule of Fees and Charges for 2015-16

25 June 2015

Queanbeyan City Council has adopted its Operational Plan and Schedule of Fees and Charges for 2015-16.

"These two documents set out the program of works for Queanbeyan City Council over the coming 12 months, including capital projects and the services we provide to the community," Queanbeyan Mayor, Cr Tim Overall said. "They also set the rates Council can charge for properties in the Queanbeyan Local Government Area and define how much we charge for our services."

"Both documents were placed on public exhibition during May-June with 16 submissions received. The submissions received were assessed by councillors prior to adopting the final plans at the Council meeting."

Council agreed to make a number of changes to the budget based on public and staff submissions, including:

  • the establishment of a $100,000 heritage fund to assist heritage buildings in Queanbeyan undertake repairs and improvements
  • inclusion of $20,000 for the appointment of a publicist for The Q and an additional $1,000 for a prize for a marketing plan for The Q, to be run through the University of Canberra
  • inclusion of $20,000 for the operation, maintenance and ongoing upkeep of CCTV cameras in the Queanbeyan CBD

"Council's Operational Plan includes more than $11 million worth of capital projects, including the third instalment of $1.6 million for Stage 2 of the CBD Improvements along Collett St and into Queen Elizabeth Park, $2.5 million for further planning for the upgrade of the Sewage Treatment Plant and $100,000 for a concept design for a Regional Sporting Complex."

Council also agreed to place a range of new fees and charges for the Queanbeyan Indoor Sports Centre on public exhibition for 28 days.

The Operational Plan and Schedule of Fees and Charges will be available on Council's website by 1 July 2015 and hard copies will be available at Council's Customer Service Centre during July.