Gold Coast’s ‘Road to Recovery’ budget to be handed down today

Mayor Tom Tate will hand down Gold Coast Council’s budget this morning, with a rate freeze looking likely for residents.

It’s expected the $1.7 billion ‘Road to Recovery’ budget will also focus on fast-tracking infrastructure, to help support jobs in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.

While sports clubs are also tipped to get a big boost, and community groups can also expect some much needed relief.


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The Mayor has already hinted that rates and charges will likely be frozen for the first time in the city’s history.

It comes the week after Brisbane Council revealed their budget, with rate payers getting a six month free there.

As part of the infrastructure fast track, it’s understood a major $28 million renovation of the Palm Beach Aquatic Centre is on the way.

It comes as the state and federal governments team up to get 14 major road projects off the ground across Queensland, which includes a number of projects on the Gold Coast.

A portion of the jointly funded $415 million will be spent upgraded Tamborine Oxenford Road at the Howard Creek causeway in Wongawallan.

Council’s budget will be handed down this morning.

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