Leeton Shire Council, at its April Ordinary Council meeting, endorsed its DRAFT 2017-2021 Delivery Program and 2017/18 Annual Operational Plan wh...
Concerned that vehicles parked on Sally Street Grove pose a danger to children, Council at its April Ordinary meeting resolved to enforce parking ...
Leeton Shire Council at its April Ordinary Council meeting approved the purchase of two defibrillator units for both the Leeton and Whitton Poo...
Leeton Shire Council wishes to advise that the Leeton Swimming Pool will close for the 2016/17 season at close of business on Sunday 23 April 2017.
Council News is a weekly publication that appears in Friday's edition of local newspaper The Irrigator. To checkout what's making headlines for the...
At its February Council meeting Leeton Shire Council noted the latest review of Council’s Operational Budget as at 31 December 2016.
The quarterly budget review illustrates the revised budget result in both the Income Statement format (referred to as Operating Result) used in the Financial Statements and in the Working Funds format which considers all forecast cash movements.
Council’s Director of Corporate Services Duncan McWhirter said that there were a couple of notable highlights from this quarterly budget review.
“The consolidated operating result has improved from $109,000 to $460,000 as at 31 December 2016 mainly due to Council receiving a one off $500,000 Natural Disaster Grant to allow for immediate works on roads affected by flooding.”
“$135,000 has also been brought forward from the 2017/18 budget for the purchase of an Asset Management System.”
“An additional $66,200 grant funding has also been received for Economic Development projects. One of the key projects that this funding will be used for includes the development of a Business Retention, Attraction and Expansion Strategy for Leeton Shire Council.”
Mr McWhirter further added that that Council is currently preparing its Integrated Planning and Reporting documents for 2017/18. This includes the 2017/18 Operational Budget, 2017/18 to 2020/21 Delivery Program and 2017/18 to 2026/27 Long Term Financial Plan.
Leeton Shire Council Mayor Paul Maytom said that strong financial control will again be required by Council in developing the budget in light of all NSW Councils being approved to raise general rates income in the 2017/18 financial year by only 1.5%.
“Council is fully aware of the magnitude of the challenge in achieving the Fit for the Future performance benchmarks whilst maintaining service levels and financial sustainability. This latest quarterly budget review reinforces that position.”
Ranger: 0417 259 422
Parks: 0428 970 143
Roads: 0407 468 214
Water/Sewerage: 0428 268 679