Nod for City’s budget

Stirling is the biggest local government in WA, based on population, and the overall budget stands at $259.9 million, of which $115.3 million will be raised by general rate revenue.

The budget seeks to maintain the current level of facilities and services in addition to undertaking appropriate infrastructure refurbishment for a fair and reasonable average increase to rates.

Mayor David Boothman described the budget as prudent, with a balanced approach to meeting community expectations.

‘This financial year, the City will undertake a $64.4 million new capital works program in which more than $28.2 million will be spent on new roads, paths, drains, and new parking infrastructure, as well as maintaining the City’s existing infrastructure,’ he said. ‘A further $7.7 million has been earmarked for parks and reserves and $12.8 million for construction and upgrading of buildings.’