SOUND financial management and savings in program delivery have been highlighted as key factors in Liverpool Council's $1.2 million pre-audit surplus budget.
Liverpool mayor Ned Mannoun said the positive outcome of the quarter budget review was a direct result of the council's prudent financial management.
"We are proud of this result," he said.
"It means that we are on target to deliver planned projects for the 2013/2014 financial year.
"Just like the residents of Liverpool, the council must also budget carefully and live within its means.
"This good result shows how careful councillors have been with ratepayers' money."
Cr Mannoun said savings would be allocated to projects due for completion in the next financial year.
"The council will continue to remain focused on making savings wherever possible in delivering programs and services within the region."
A post-audit result will be brought back to the council once it is completed.
For a full report on the budget review visit liverpool.nsw.gov.au and download a copy of the agenda for August 28.