A big list of capital works projects and a rate rise - that's what the coming financial year looks like for the Eurobodalla Shire.
The Eurobodalla Shire Council has revealed how it will manage its income of more than $119 million in the coming financial year, with $75.4 million to be spent on capital works projects.
The average residential ratepayer will pay an extra $1 a week, or $52 a year, in line with a 2.7 per cent increase approved by the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) applied to all councils across NSW.
The council said more than half of its $119 million income in 2019-20 would come from ratepayers, with the remainder from user fees and charges, grants, contributions and investments.
The council's latest Delivery Program and Operational Plan was adopted on Tuesday, June 25.
The council said it would spend $75.4 million on capital works projects throughout the shire, including more than $13 million on local roads, bridges and pathways, and $24 million on water and sewer infrastructure.
The state and federal governments have contributed to capital projects for the year including the Batemans Bay Regional Aquatic, Arts and Leisure Centre ($18 million expenditure in 2019-20), the shellfish hatchery at Moruya ($1.99 million), continuing the redevelopment of the Moruya Airport ($3.3 million) and the Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Garden redevelopment ($1.19 million) and a new viewing platform at Observation Point in Batehaven ($790,000).
The council said almost $5 million would be spent on recreation services and infrastructure, including major improvements to Captain Oldrey Park at Broulee, Gundary Oval at Moruya, Moruya Showground and Bill Smyth Oval at Narooma.
A further $200,000 would be distributed via the council's community grants programs in recognition of the role community groups and organisations played in building vibrant, inclusive and healthy communities.
The council said the plan followed community consultation on the Recreation and Open Space Strategy, Pathways Strategy, Destination Management Plan, Emissions Reductions Plan and Advancing Eurobodalla economic development strategy.
Mayor Liz Innes said the projects would help "boost our economy, create much-needed jobs, cater to the diverse needs of our community and help to make Eurobodalla a wonderful place to be".
"We will also continue to advocate to all levels of government for improved infrastructure and services that our community deserves," she said.
To view the program visit www.esc.nsw.gov.au and search for 'Delivery Program and Operational Plan'.
The Operational Plan 2019-20 is the third year of the five-year delivery program for 2017-21.
Who decides your rates?
On its website, IPART outlines the maximum amount a council can increase its general income for the year.
IPART said rate increases were mainly based on the Local Government Cost Index.
IPART set the 2019-20 rate peg for NSW councils at 2.7 per cent, calculated by taking the increase in the index to June 2018 of 2.7 per cent, and setting the productivity factor to 0 per cent.