City of Kwinana 2018/19 budget takes ‘conservative approach’

City of Kwinana 2018/19 budget takes ‘conservative approach’

THE City of Kwinana Council formally adopted its 2018/2019 budget at its council meeting last Wednesday .

The 2018/19 budget was based on the City’s long term financial plan, adopted in 2016.

All capital items and operating initiatives were reviewed to ensure the costings were accurate and the service and program objectives continued to align to the City’s Strategic Community Plan.

City of Kwinana Mayor Carol Adams said budget deliberations for the 2018/19 budget took a conservative approach.

She said the City would make every effort possible to lessen the impact of rates on its residents and business sector.

“Kwinana is the second fastest growing outer metropolitan local government in Australia,” she said.

“The council resolved that the average rate increase will be 3.48 per cent, or 90 cents per week for an average residential property.”

She said it would make every effort possible to lessen the impact of rates on its residential and business sectors.

“The focus for this budget was really on ensuring we are set up for the future by budgeting for key improvements including $2.94m for road renewals and upgrades, $193k for footpath upgrades and $951k for upgrades to local facilities including the Kwinana Senior Citizens Centre, Family Day Care Centre and the Koorliny Arts Centre.”

“The City will fund $390k to help support and grow local businesses, including the continuation of the Local Commercial and Activity Centre Grants, and $285k for community grant funding programs such as the greening fund and community development grants.”

Rates notices will be sent out to all City of Kwinana ratepayers in mid-to-late July 2018.