• Child care fees up $5 per day
  • Expediture on drains remains at $3.5m which doesn’t even cover inflation and cost increases
  • GESAC fees up 3.5% (until January, then predictably higher) PLUS the following expenses –$261,000 for legal fees; GESAC plant and equipment – $86,000; Gesac defects rectification $617,320;Gesac refit administration area 1st floor stairwell with 3 consulting rooms for new therapy services $200,000
  • Government contribution to the pensioner rebate continues to rise – meaning that Council’s ‘largesse’ diminishes year after year.
  • Staff numbers of course keep rising!
  • The only REDUCTION in fees applies to some of the rubbish bin size collection.