Budget 2021 - 2022

Ipswich City Council handed down its budget on Thursday, 24 June 2021

Ipswich City Council - Budget 2021-2022

Ipswich City Council has released its Annual Budget for 2021-2022, one that plans for the city’s bright future while managing the needs of today. As part of its special meeting, Council announced a 2.75 per cent average residential rates rise as part of its $532 million 2021-2022 Budget. Mayor Teresa Harding said Council had found a balance between limiting the financial impact on ratepayers and residents, while ensuring it is preparing the city for future growth and opportunities.


“We are laying the foundations to secure the future Ipswich deserves. We are balancing the needs of our community today, so we’re equipped to meet the needs of tomorrow,” Mayor Harding said.


“For the first time in a long time, Council has a strategic long-term plan for Ipswich and is now delivering on that vision."


“This Budget is a positive step towards a bright and prosperous future for Ipswich.”


Mayor Harding said the 2021-2022 Budget was part of the new Annual Plan, which aligns to the iFuture document: a 20-year community vision and council’s new five-year corporate plan.


Access the 2021-2022 Annual Budget here:

Annual Budget 2021-2022

Budget at a Glance Supporting Local Business
Budget at a Glance Supporting Our Community
Budget at a Glance Kerbside Collection

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Budget at a Glance Planning for Growth
Budget at a Glance Ipswich Central to Springfield Central
Budget at a Glance Community Safety

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Ipswich City Council

Capital Works Program 2021-2024

This Council is also pleased to launch the three-year capital program. This will ensure that infrastructure and public works are properly prioritised and delivered to improve community assets.


Council is passionate about ensuring the organisation delivers a new level of exceptional services to the community and will be working hard to achieve this.


Access the three-year capital program here:

Capital Works Program 2021-2024


Budget at a Glance Committed Kerb and Channel
Budget at a Glance Protecting the Environment
Budget at a Glance Maintaining our Local Road Network

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Ipswich City Council - Operational Plan 2021-2022

The City Operational Plan 2021–2022 projects, together with the relevant Corporate Plan catalyst projects, are presented through alignment with the iFuture themes:


  • Vibrant and Growing
  • Safe, Inclusive and Creative
  • Natural and Sustainable
  • A Trusted and Leading Organisation.

Access the Operational Plan here:

Operational Plan 2021-2022

Revenue Budget 2021-2022 by Service Category


Note: The revenue presented in the service categories represents the complete council budget revenue.


Access the Core Business Services Plan here:

Core Business Services Plan 2021-2022

Expenses Budget 2021-2022 by Service Category


Note: The expenditure presented in the services categories does not represent the complete council budget. The total council budget also includes depreciation expense, interest expense and other accounting adjustments which are not included in the service categories.


Access the Core Business Services Plan here:

Core Business Services Plan 2021-2022