On Dec. 3, 2015, Regional Council approved a zero per cent increase to its 2016 tax supported operating budget.
Residents will see a zero per cent budget related increase on the Regional portion of their property tax bill. For the average household with a home assessed at $241,100, the Regional portion of your tax bill will remain unchanged from 2016 at $1,402.
The total of all operating and capital budgets contribute to the Region's total 2016 budget of $1 billion.
The 2016 net operating budget of $325 million contributes to the Region's $880 million gross operating budget.
Understand how Niagara's budget works
The 2016 net operating budget of $325 million maintains all current programs and services and provides funding for new and enhanced services that will support economic prosperity, including:
Regional Council also approved a capital budget of $165 million to support the following significant infrastructure projects in 2016: