- $6.13m to finalise the Gladstone Airport Reconstruction Project, including terminal building work; installation of an instrument landing system; re-positioning and extending the baggage carousel and the installation of new chairs in the departures lounge.
- $4m addition of a flat floor as part of Gladstone Entertainment Centre (first stage).
- $3.26m operating costs and purchase of new equipment for Gladstone Regional Libraries.
- $2m to progress Stage 1 of the Philip Street precinct.
- $1.04m for the Discovery Coast Community Health Service (including $821,000 Federal Government grants).
- $1.1m Gladstone Art Gallery and Museum operations costs, exhibitions and collections.
- $670,000 for the GLNG housing program (fully funded by GLNG).
- $347,000 for Council’s Community Grants Program.
- $250,000 for construction of a roof/awning at the front of Gladstone City Library .
- $155,000 Gladstone Home Library Service.
- $145,000 Tenant Advice and Advocacy Service (TAAS) (funded by the State Government).
- $118,000 Community Arts and Cultural Projects.
- $4m to progress a residential development at Tannum Sands.
- $267,000 (including $160,000 carried over from last year) for CCTV upgrade and expansion.
- $150,000 for the completion of the Gladstone-Calliope fibre optic link.
- Implementation of a Storage Area Network to enhance Council’s IT security, availability and flexibility.
- Development of an online mapping system for residents to access via the internet.
- $100,000 (funded by the State Government) for a local government joint venture retention strategy.
- $210,000 for consultants to conduct visual and structured inspections of sealed roads; a ground penetrating radar survey of roads; and asset valuations as part of Council’s asset management program.
- $780,000 to continue the Mount Larcom and Agnes Water Rural Transaction Centre services.
Environment & Regulation
- $7m for waste management.
- $1.6m Benaraby Landfill expansion.
- $1.2m Rural Lands Protection (declared pest control).
- $1m for Local Laws (animal control).
- $300,000 for Environment and Sustainability (environmental protection initiatives).
- $230,000 for vector control (mosquito/flies).
- $75,000 for the influenza immunisation program.
Finance & Governance
- $705,000 for Council’s pensioner rebate on general rates.
- $450,000 towards the installation and upgrading of a flood warning network in the Boyne River and Baffle Creek.
- $290,000 for the continued support of the SES and Rural Fire operations at levels consistent with 2010/2011, along with a $20,000 commitment to support the local rescue helicopter service.
- Differential rating system reviewed with more categories included.
- $30m allocation (including $25m LNG funding) for the provision of a sewer service to LNG projects on Curtis Island.
- $10.2m towards the finalisation of the Agnes Water Integrated Water Scheme.
- $8m Flood Restoration Works on behalf of the Department of Transport and Main Roads.
- $6.6m for the Kirkwood Road/Gladstone-Benaraby Road intersection upgrade on behalf of Department of Transport and Main Roads.
- $3.7m for the Dixon Drive extension.
- $2.2m for the Port Curtis Way/Power Station intersection upgrade on behalf of Department of Transport and Main Roads.
- $1m for stormwater drainage network and sewer main inspection video filming.
- ·$235,000 for Miriam Vale Water Treatment plant design and preliminary works.
Parks & Recreation
- $1.5m (carry over from previous budget) for new pool filter and interactive children’s water play park at Gladstone Aquatic Centre.
- $472,000 towards the progression of Stage One of the Memorial Park development in Gladstone.
- $320,000 for Stages One (a) and (b) of a new cemetery at Calliope.
- $250,000 for the development of a playground at Kathleen Shanahan Park.
- $122,000 for the concept design and construction of a new playground at Wyndham Park, Boyne Island.
- $197,000 towards the design and construction of Stage One Barney Point Redevelopment.
- $170,000 for maintenance and capital works including new Visitor Centre signage, building upgrades and landscaping at Tondoon Botanic Gardens.
- $117,000 for lifesavers at Tannum Sands and Agnes Water beaches during the week at Christmas and holiday periods.
- $100,000 to extend T Section at Port Curtis Lawn Cemetery in Gladstone.
- $82,000 for a water and sewerage upgrade at Lions Park, Miriam Vale.
- $75,000 to develop a master plan for Chapman Park and an equestrian complex at Calliope.
- $70,000 to upgrade waste treatment on the south side of the Calliope River Day Use Area.
- $65,000 for Nagoorin Skate Park.
- $30,000 to construct an entrance road to Springs Beach, Agnes Water.
- $30,000 to upgrade trails along the Round Gladstone Trail.
- Upgrade pathways in parks and improve walk/cycleway signage.
Planning & Development Services
- Application fee increases to reduce statutory planning deficit from $1.5 million in 2010-2011 to an expected $78,000 in 2011-2012.
- Progression of a new land use planning scheme for the region including $1.3m to conduct modelling of all of Council’s major infrastructure networks; $100,000 for Priority Infrastructure Plans; and $385,000 for a series of studies.
- Operational expenditure to ensure that the community’s interests are taken into account in relation to projects of state significance (eg. - LNG projects).