Annual Plan and Budget
Annual Plan and Budget 2022/23
The 2022/23 Annual Plan and Budget was prepared with the expectation that Council will play a significant role in addressing challenges across the municipal area, and looking to take advantage of any opportunities that present themselves.
As a Local Government Authority, it is paramount that Council consider and balance the competing needs of maintaining facilities and services, supporting important economic development as well as social inclusion programs. Indeed it is the role of the Council.
The organisation prepared the 2022/23 budget cognisant of these challenges and opportunities and the need for continuous improvement in the way services are provided to the Launceston community.
As the largest Local Government in Tasmania, the City of Launceston is a diverse organisation. It operates a world-class sporting stadium, a museum and art gallery and a world-class aquatic centre. The Council also owns and manages more than 260 parks, reserves and conservation areas, and maintains more than 740 kilometres of road and 88 bridges.
For the first time, Council rates include a new Waste Levy, which all local governments in Tasmania will collect on behalf of the State Government.
Over the next 12 months, the Council will have a strong focus on reviewing the Long Term Financial Plan, upgrading the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery's popular children's activity centre, the Phenomena Factory, as well as budgeting $8.5 million for road, footpath and trail upgrades and $1.3 million for parks and playground upgrades.