Mitchell Shire Council's 2015/16 budget focuses on preparing for growth, delivering efficient services, investing in a modest capital works program and supporting ongoing plans to restore financial sustainability. Council will collect $36 million in rates and charges to help fund the services and capital works outlined in the budget. Kerbside garbage and recycling collection charges and the municipal charge are unchanged. The budget also includes some new borrowings for capital works plus income from some government grants as well as user fees and other charges. The annual budget sets the rates for the coming year.