Where do your rates go?

Try our new calculator to find out how your individual rates are allocated to Council's works and programs.

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Your rates are essential to help keep our City running. They are used to fund facilities, infrastructure and services to ensure City of Ryde is The place to be for lifestyle and opportunity at your doorstep.

The below information provides a snapshot of where Council’s income is derived from, how your rates are going to spent over the next financial year and programs of capital works.

For more detailed information on Council’s activities, view our Four-Year Delivery Program and One-Year Operational Plan, which outline the services, projects and programs planned for our future. Council’s Annual Report also provides a snapshot of Council’s performance over the past year.

Where your rates go

The summary below shows how Council rates and charges are allocated:

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View Council’s Four Year Delivery Program for more information.  

Where does Council's money comes from?

Council's operating budgeted expenditure allocation is as follows:

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Where does the money go?

Council has allocated its income to the following programs:  

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Top-10 programs

Included in Council’s 23/24 budget is approximately $45.2 million of capital works, as detailed below.  

Capital Works Program - Expenditure Classes $,000
Ryde Central 6,375
Gannan Park - Masterplan Delivery 4,815
Road Kerb Renewal 4,585
Road Resurfacing Renewal 4,359
Plant & Fleet Purchases 4,100
Constitution Rd/Bowden St Meadowbank-Traffic Control Signal 3,329
Cycleways Construction Expansion 3,066
Stormwater Asset Replacement Renewal 2,045
Playground Upgrade & Renewal 1,200
Other Capital Works 11,364
Total Capital Works 45,239

Income from Council rates and charges amount to 66% of total revenue.