$6.05 million is in the capital works budget for water. $1.3 million is for the first stage of a new reservoir in the Mission Beach area. Council also has plans to further secure supply for the Tully and Cardwell areas.
$14.74 million in capital expenditure has been allocated for works within Council's transport network and an additional $6 million will be spent on road/bridge/drainage/pathway maintenance and repairs.
Council has paid out all its loans and delivered the lowest rates rise since amalgamation. There will be an average general rates rise of 1.65 per cent. The overall rates and charges increase is 2.09 per cent. This equates to an average weekly residential rates rise of $1.51 cents.