Rates and Charges make up approximately 38% of the City's total revenue and are essential for:
Capital works around the city including footpaths, landscaping and beautification, graffiti removal, heritage preservation, roads and traffic management.
Maintenance of parks, reserves, stormwater drainage, bus shelters and sporting facilities.
Community facilities including the Waste Depot, Cemetery, Civic Centre, Library, Living Desert and Sculpture Symposium, Albert Kersten Mining and Minerals Museum, Regional Art Gallery, Visitor Information Centre and Leisure Centres.
Community Services including Aged Care Facilities, HACC Centre, Shorty O'Neil Village, Youth Services, Disability Services, Carer Respite, Books on Wheels, Animal Control and Green Waste Collection.
Community Activities including the Annual Christmas Pageant, Local Government Week, Tree Give-Away's, Civic Debutante Ball and Australia Day Celebrations.