By the Mayor of Toowoomba Regional Council Cr Paul Antonio
The 2014/15 Budget reflects a balance between sound financial management and this region's promising future poised on the cusp of significant infrastructure development.
However, with opportunity comes obligation. This Budget shows how Toowoomba Regional Council embraces these changes with prudent and responsible financial management. Our task, as a local government, is to provide the community's essential services in an economically responsible manner.
With $273 million allocated for operational expenditure, and just over $272 million for capital works, this Budget is a culmination of almost 12 months of carefully considered decision making.
Major project funding coming from state and federal government is a vote of confidence in our region.