WA State Budget 2018: average households almost $300 worse off per year

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THE average WA household will be $292.07 worse off per year after Thursday’s State Budget, an average increase in fees and charged of 4.8 per cent.

Under Treasurer Ben Wyatt’s second Budget, the price of electricity in the State will rise by seven per cent from July 1.

That represents an increase of $120 on 2017-18 levels.

Water and sewerage charges will rise 5.5 per cent, up $91 dollars on the previous financial year.

Vehicle licence charges will go up 5.8 per cent, an increase of more than $20.

The Emergency Services Levy will increase by 10.1 per cent in order to enhance fire-fighting capacity in rural areas.

There will also be a 2.1 per cent increase to public transport fares.

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