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Across Australia, Local Governments deliver critical community services such as building and maintaining road infrastructure, collecting and processing waste and other community-focused activities and projects. While the delivery (size, amount and frequency) of these services and activities can change, they must be annually funded by Local Government.

Each year, the Shire of Denmark raises funds to cover the cost of those services and activities through the following means: Grants and contributions, fees and charges, rates and other.

For many Local Governments, ratepayers pay for more than 50% of the annual operating budget, but in the Shire of Denmark, we work hard to generate other revenue streams to keep rates as low as possible.


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