Mayor Anne Baker says the 2020-21 council budget is a reflection of her team’s “innovative, responsive and compassionate leadership”, with rates frozen for the majority of residents. Picture: Daryl Wright
Mayor Anne Baker says the 2020-21 council budget is a reflection of her team’s “innovative, responsive and compassionate leadership”, with rates frozen for the majority of residents. Picture: Daryl Wright

Towns that will be worse off under the new budget

A TOUGH budget focused on helping families and small business pull through the looming recession has been passed by the Isaac Regional Council.

Mayor Anne Baker said the 2020-21 council budget was a reflection of her team's "innovative, responsive and compassionate leadership", with rates frozen for the majority of residents.

While the budget increased overall capital spending by $3.5 million, some towns were left worse off compared to last year's budget.

WINNERS AND LOSERS

Clermont - WINNER

CLERMONT was a big winner in this year's council budget, with huge funding allocations for water projects, the environment, cyclists and parks.

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Moranbah - WINNER

SAFER roads, better parks and cleaner rubbish pits were at the top of the council's priority list when funding the region's largest town.

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Dysart - WINNER

DYSART residents will soon be able to enjoy new playgrounds, pools and community centres, as the Isaac Regional Council hands down its "liveability" budget for 2020-21.

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Isaac Coast - WINNER

COASTAL residents will be paying a little less at the tap, with water infrastructure charges set to drop under the new Isaac Regional Council budget.

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Middlemount - WINNER

DELIVERING reduced water rates and a place to practise a tennis serve, Isaac Regional Council was happy to show Middlemount some budget love.

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Nebo - LOSER

NEBO has won some sports funding, but with roads projects stalled and water rates rising residents may not feel victorious.

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Glenden - LOSER

A TOWN fighting for its place on the map has been handed only a small boost in the latest Isaac Regional Council budget.

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