Strong support for Kingston’s budget

Published on 31 May 2024

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The community has given Kingston’s 2024-25 Budget a strong tick of approval.

Focused on building an even stronger and more connected city through providing top-quality facilities, first-class infrastructure, and support for all, the budget also clearly demonstrates Council’s sound financial position.

Devised on the back of 459 community submissions made through our Talking Kingston platform, the draft budget was well supported during the recent public consultation period and adopted during Monday’s Council meeting.

Mayor Jenna Davey-Burns thanked everyone who had contributed to the budget process.

“I am super proud to present the most collaborative budget in our city’s history. It includes the ideas and aspirations of our residents, and we can’t wait to put what we’ve heard into practice over the next year and beyond,” Cr Davey-Burns said.

“We have worked hard to strike the right balance between ensuring the necessary funding is available to provide all our vital community services, while maintaining our community assets, and still investing in new infrastructure like playgrounds, sporting facilities, walking and cycling paths and shopping strip upgrades.

“In challenging economic times this is a responsible budget that reflects the wishes and needs of our community.” 

The highlights of a $85.7 million capital works program include:

  • $35.0 million for the new aquatic and leisure centre
  • $18.4 million for community and sporting facilities
  • $14.3 million for roads, drains, footpaths, and bike paths
  • $8.6 million for parks and reserves
  • $7.7 million for playgrounds and active recreation

The 2024/25 Budget is part of group of key financial documents, which also includes the 2024-2034 Long Term Financial Plan, and the 2024-2028 Revenue and Rating Plan, visit


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