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General Purpose Grant
The methodology used for allocating this component must comply with seven national principles ( 27 KB).
The general purpose pool is distributed under these principles as:
- 30% minimum grant
- 70% relative need
Every local governing body in the state is entitled to a minimum grant. This grant is equivalent to 30% of the general purpose pool distributed on a per capita basis.
To determine relative need, the Commission develops averages for revenue raising and expenditure on services to be applied equally to all local governments within the state.
The Commission's methodology only calculates what each council would raise in revenue and spend on service provision if it was the average Queensland council. The model's only purpose is to allocate the general purpose grant in line with the national principles; it is not a financial decision-making model for councils. Cost adjustors are the means by which the Commission establishes the relative general purpose grant need of each council. Cost adjustors are explained and published on this website and in the Commission's publications.
Further information on the methodology used for the distribution of the Financial Assistance Grant is detailed in the Methodology Report.