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Tuesday, 17 February 1987
Page: 58

(Question No. 4583)


Mr Mildren asked the Minister for Local Government and Administrative Services, upon notice, on 18 September 1986:

(1) What was the total Grants Commission allocation to the (a) City of Ararat, (b) Shire of Ararat, (c) City of Ballarat, (d) Shire of Ballarat, (e) Shire of Bungaree, (f) Shire of Buninyong, (g) Shire of Creswick, (h) Shire of Grenville, (i) Shire of Hampden, (j) Shire of Leigh, (k) Shire of Lexton, (l) Shire of Mortlake, (m) Shire of Ripon, (n) Borough of Sebastopol and (o) Shire of Talbot and Clunes for each of the years 1979-80 to 1986-87.

(2) What was the annual change in real terms of the allocations for each year.


Mr Uren —The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1) Table 1 provides the required information on allocations by the Victoria Grants Commission of General Revenue Assistance Grants to the Local Government Authorities specified in Mr Mildren's question, for each of the years 1979-80 to 1986-87. For comparison it also includes total General Revenue Assistance Grants provided to Victoria under the Commonwealth legislation.

(2) Table 2 shows the annual percentage changes in the grants expressed in real terms.

Table 1

GRANTS COMMISSION (GENERAL REVENUE ASSISTANCE)

GRANTS TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT AUTHORITIES IN THE ELECTORATE OF BALLARAT

($'000)

(in current prices)

Councils

1979-80

1980-81

1981-82

1982-83

1983-84

1984-85

1985-86

1986-87

Ararat C ...

230

310

351

430

453

440

473

510

Ararat S ...

225

312

357

459

458

483

518

527

Ballarat C ...

666

906

1,021

1,274

1,398

1,492

1,663

1,807

Ballarat S ...

400

525

586

674

695

730

820

900

Bungaree S ...

98

130

145

160

168

165

174

183

Buninyong S ...

206

290

343

406

436

450

511

562

Creswick S ...

116

165

208

260

288

310

351

380

Grenville S ...

103

146

176

206

222

235

268

300

Hampden S ...

215

297

349

441

468

491

526

555

Leigh S ...

61

91

107

128

132

142

153

160

Lexton S ...

35

48

60

74

80

88

96

96

Mortlake S ...

110

161

192

238

244

285

265

285

Ripon S ...

102

148

178

225

244

260

280

302

Sebastopol B ...

154

202

238

270

282

300

337

376

Talbot & Clunes S ...

78

112

134

170

182

201

222

259

TOTAL: ...

2,799

3,843

4,445

5,415

5,750

6,072

6,657

7,202

TOTAL VICTORIA: ...

56,436

76,554

89,300

108,037

116,907

123,829

136,410

147,664

Table 2

GRANTS COMMISSION (GENERAL REVENUE ASSISTANCE)

GRANTS TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT AUTHORITIES IN THE ELECTORATE OF BALLARAT

($'000)

(in 1980/81 prices)

Councils

% Change

1979-80

to

1980-81

1980-81

to

1981-82

1981-82

to

1982-83

1982-83

to

1983-84

1983-84

to

1984-85

1984-85

to

1985-86

1985-86

to

1986-87

Ararat C ...

23.2

2.6

9.9

-1.5

-6.8

-0.8

-0.2

Ararat S ...

26.7

3.6

15.3

-6.7

1.2

-1.0

-5.8

Ballarat C ...

24.3

2.1

11.9

2.6

2.4

2.8

0.6

Ballarat S ...

20.0

1.1

3.2

-3.5

0.7

3.6

1.6

Bungaree S ...

21.2

1.0

-1.0

-1.8

-5.8

-2.7

-2.6

Buninyong S ...

28.7

7.1

6.2

0.5

-1.0

4.8

1.8

Creswick S ...

30.0

14.2

12.1

3.6

3.2

4.5

0.2

Grenville S ...

29.6

9.2

5.0

0.8

1.5

5.2

3.6

Hampden S ...

26.3

6.4

13.3

-0.7

0.6

-1.2

-2.3

Leigh S ...

36.4

6.5

7.3

-3.5

3.2

-0.6

-3.2

Lexton S ...

25.3

13.2

10.6

1.1

5.5

0.7

-7.4

Mortlake S ...

33.7

8.1

11.2

-4.1

12.0

-14.2

-0.4

Ripon S ...

32.6

8.9

13.4

1.4

2.2

-0.6

-0.1

Sebastopol B ...

19.9

6.7

1.7

-2.3

2.0

3.6

3.3

Talbot & Clunes S ...

31.2

8.4

13.8

0.1

5.9

1.9

8.0

TOTAL: ...

25.5

4.8

9.3

-0.7

1.3

1.2

0.2

TOTAL VICTORIA: ...

24.0

5.7

8.5

1.2

1.6

1.6

0.2

1979-80

1980-81

1981-82

1982-83

1983-84

1984-85

1985-86

1986-87

Deflator (a) ...

0.914

1.000

1.104

1.231

1.316

1.372

1.487

(b) 1.606

(a) Deflator applied to Table 1 to derive these figures was the Consumer Price Index. All Groups, Eight Capitals (A.B.S. Cat. No. 6401.0)

(b) Estimated.