Shire of Kalamunda rates to go up a ‘modest’ 2%

Shire of Kalamunda rates to go up a ‘modest’ 2%

SHIRE of Kalamunda council adopted its 2017-18 budget last night at a special council meeting, with a “modest” rates increase of 2 per cent.

Shire president Andrew Waddell said the budget reflected the current economic conditions people in WA were facing.

“The budget continues its theme of sustained growth and maintenance of our infrastructure with the desire to keep rate increases to a minimum,” he said.

“The 2017-18 budget reflects a trend of strong fiscal management through maintaining tight control over expenditure and ensuring strategic outcomes contained within the Shire’s strategic community plan are delivered.”

The council also released its capital works program with $3.2 million allocated to park projects , $4.1million to building projects, $8.2 million towards major road construction and $1.09 million towards major drainage in Kalamunda town centre.

Cr Waddell said council remained strongly committed to serving the community, caring for the environment , social and cultural needs, and infrastructure.

“It is a responsible budget and takes into account the tough economic conditions all West Australians are facing,” he said.

“The budget reflects a modest increase in rates of 2 per cent for general residential category and a significant capital works program, with investment in the areas of roads, buildings, parks and ovals.”

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