|Project/Service||Action to be considered||Impact on the community||Number of users/participants|
Estimated Annual Savings
|Estimated costs to cease service |
The number of improvements to stormwater systems per year that protect roads from flooding will halve.
The number of improvements varies significantly depending on the scope of work, however the scope of work each year would be halved
To be determined. Assessment required on quantum of work for drainage crew
The number of new footpaths constructed per year will halve.
The number of improvements varies significantly depending on the scope of work. Scope of work each year would be halved
Discontinue Shire provision of camping, cafe and canoe hire.
Free access to the park, lake and trails will continue. Camping, café and canoe hire will no longer be provided by the Shire.
11,077 camp visitor days In 2015/16
To be determined. Shire to investigate outsourcing these services to private operator/s. Estimated savings will depend on outsourcing costs and potential income to the Shire.
To be determined. Dependent on future use of facilities and quantum of work for lake staff.
Reduce the opening hours at Albert Facey Memorial Library at Mundaring and Katharine Susannah Prichard Library at Boya.
Operating hours to reduce by 10 hours per week. Waiting times for services may increase.
1421 new members
287,782 items loaned in 15/16
To be determined. Customer servicing costs and some building operational costs will reduce but collection management costs will remain.
To be determined. Assessment required on quantum of work for library staff.
Mt Helena Aquatic Centre and Recreation Centre
Management and maintenance of the Centres to be handed back to the Department of Education. These facilities are licensed to the Shire for use outside of school hours.
Community has option to use the Bilgoman Aquatic Centre (16kms from Mt Helena facilities). Existing recreation centre bookings could be transferred to other Shire community facilities.
Aquatic Centre - 14,162 visits in 2015/16.
Recreation Centre- Currently 2 regular hirers
To be determined in consultation with Department of Education.
Mahogany Creek Hall
Close the hall
Hall will not be available for use. Existing users could relocate to nearby halls at Mundaring, Glen Forrest and Parkerville.
Currently 6 regular hirers
Average cost over 10 years including maintenance and planned upgrades is $28,500pa. Excludes disability access upgrades and asbestos removal
To be determined Dependent on future use of land.
Tennis Courts at Mahogany Creek, Chidlow and Wooroloo
Close tennis courts at Mahogany Creek, and Chidlow
Cease maintenance contributions to Wooroloo tennis courts owned by Department Education.
Community will not be able to use the courts. Alternative facilities are available at Mundaring, Glen Forrest and Mt Helena.
Mahogany Creek- 1 regular playing group plus casual hire.
Chidlow- casual hire only.
Average cost of $20,000 pa for maintenance and upgrades to court surfaces
To be determined. Dependent on future use of land
Tree Canopy and Understorey Program
Tree seedlings grown from local provenance and at local nurseries no longer offered free of charge.
Community will not be provided free seedlings. Local nurseries will lose some Shire business.
52,000 seedlings pa distributed to residents and friends groups in past years.
Three local nurseries grow seedlings. Contracted program co-ordinator role
Trek the Trail
Cease provision of annual walking/cycling event along Railway Reserves Heritage Trail.
Event will no longer be held.
Average attendance 1500 - 2000 per event
Tourism development and marketing
Cease destination marketing and development.
Shire-provides tourism visitor servicing only.
Three promotional activities per year. Tourism strategy developed every 5 years
Cat and dog rebates
Cease provision of $50 rebate on sterilisations.
No rebate will be offered
204 people received a rebate in 15/16