2024/25 Budget

Glenorchy City Council 2024/24 Budget Estimates

Council adopted its 2024/25 Budget Estimates 2024/25, Long-Term Financial Management Plan 2024/25 to 2033/34, and Rates & Charges 2024/25. Council has developed its 2024/25 Budget with an understanding of the cost of living pressures people are facing.  The Budget has been designed to keep rates as low as possible while providing the services our community deserves.

The 2024/25 Budget seeks to balance financial sustainability and strategic plan objectives including:​​​

  • Ensuring there is sufficient cash to service operations within the Tasmanian Audit Office published range of 3 to 6 months​​​
  • Planning for a return to surplus in the 2025/26 budget year​​​
  • Providing enhanced services in line with community expectations and the strategic plan​​​
  • Completing grant funded major capital works projects by 30 June 2025​​

Key features of the proposed 2024/25 operating budget estimates are:

  • Operating Deficit $0.227 million
  • Underlying Operating Deficit $2.302 million
  • Rate Revenue $45.529 million
  • Operating Revenue $77.715 million
  • Operating Expenditure $77.942 million
  • Depreciation and Amortisation $16.282 million
  • Asset Write-off and Disposal $1.700 million
  • Capital Expenditure $26.9 million
  • Cash Balance at 30 June 2025 $29.6 million
  • No new borrowings

This year’s average general rate increase has been set at 5.95%. This increase means, on average Glenorchy will continue to have some of the lowest rates per property of equivalent Local Government Areas in the state. The increase is also lower than other councils in the Greater Hobart Area.

It is municipal revaluation year and therefore the Valuer-General has revalued all properties in the City.

For those doing it tough, Council’s Financial Hardship Policy continues to apply.

Glenorchy City Council 2024/24 Capital Works Program and Budget

Council approved a $26.9 million Capital Works program for the 2024/25 financial year.

Council is fully funding its renewal demand in transport, stormwater and property assets. This ensures that the level of service provided to the community by our roads, footpaths, drainage, community buildings and recreation facilities is maintained.

Capital projects highlights for 2024/25 include:

  • $26.9 million in capital works
  • Resurfacing more than 7km of roads
  • Replacing more than 4km of footpaths
  • Black spot projects at Grove Rd and Anfield St, Main Rd at Austins Ferry and Kensington St school crossing
  • $1.1 million on flood mitigation works
  • $1 million for parks and reserves, including the Claremont pump track
  • $450,000 for tracks and trails at Windermere Bay
  • Continuation of work to repair and reopen the Glenorchy War Memorial Pool