Prospect for 2.79% rates rise

Image: File photo.
Image: File photo.

Ratepayers who do not receive a sanitation charge would get a 3 per cent increase.

Belmont chief executive officer Stuart Cole said the rates and sanitation components could be affected by the State Government’s Emergency Services Levy, over which local government had no control.

About $13.9 million has been budgeted for capital works, which include paving upgrades on Wallace and Francisco streets and road reconstruction on Locock Street and Roebourne Place.

Mayor Phil Marks said the new budget aligned with the City’s plans for the future and provided significant resources to deliver on key objectives.

‘Despite uncertainties relating to the current reform process, the City is focused on continuing business as usual to ensure we meet our commitment to the community to provide excellent cost-effective services,’ Mr Marks said.

The budget is set to be formally adopted on Tuesday, July 23.