City of Rockingham approves a 3.6 per cent rate rise for public consultation

Council Chambers
Council Chambers

THE City of Rockingham approved a 3.6 per cent rate rise to be put out for public consultation at Tuesday night’s meeting.

The 3.6 per cent rate rise for 2019-20 is expected to yield about $90.8 million.

The rate rise is in line with what is required for the City’s business plan.

The plan indicates the need to spend significant resources on asset preservation and creation of new infrastructure to support growing populations.

Councillor Matt Whitfield put in an alternative motion for a 2.6 per cent rate rise, but was defeated 8-1.

The minimal rate for gross rental valuation (GRV) properties is $1200.

All money from rates is used across a wide array of services.

The final decision on rates will be made next month.