Rates to fund building boom

The Emergency Services Levy, which the City collects on behalf of the Department of Fire and Emergency Services, will increase by 9.8 per cent.

The proposed annual domestic rubbish and recycling charge will increase by $30.

Council plans to adopt its 2015-16 annual budget at the July 13 council meeting.

Armadale Mayor Henry Zelones said the budget included works to revitalise and improve existing facilities.

�Last year alone, the City completed the construction of the $20 million Landmark Building in the Armadale CBD,� he said.

�The Jull Street Mall Revitalisation project cost $1.1 million.

�The $16.9 million capital expenditure program of works for maintaining our roads, parks, buildings, pathways and street lighting also included the re-roofing of the Armadale Arena at a cost of $1 million.�

Cr Zelones said development of the City�s leisure and recreational services, including providing an indoor pool for residents, was a high priority.

The first two stages of the redevelopment of the Armadale District Hall is due be completed in 2016-17 at a cost of $3.9 million.

Mr Zelones said the City was also committed to providing services and facilities for residents in fast-growing western suburbs.

Work on the Piara Waters (South) Community and Sporting Facility will start this year at a cost of $6.9 million.