2023/24 budget adopted at Special Council Meeting

Published on Thursday, 31 August 2023 at 12:25:01 PM

Shire of Mundaring Council adopted the 2023/2024 Annual Budget at a Special Council meeting on Wednesday 30 August.

The Shire’s 10-year Long Term Financial Plan was also endorsed at the meeting.

Shire President James Martin said Council had worked diligently through workshops over a number of months in order to keep the increase in the budget as affordable as possible.

“Council remains aware of the cost of living pressures on residents,” he said.

“The Shire is experiencing similar impacts with rising prices putting pressure on the Shire’s budget.

“As with previous years, the Shire and Council have been mindful of these pressures on ratepayers when adopting the annual budget.”

The budget incorporates a 3.5 per cent rates yield increase, plus a forecast 0.5 per cent increase in anticipated number of rateable properties, which will bring the Shire’s operating budget for 2023/24 to $58.3 million.

This increase equates to $1.40 per week for an average residential property.

The Shire’s total operating budget for 2023/24 is $58.3 million.

A $15.8M Capital Works Program for 2023/24 will deliver key projects such as:

  • Converting street lights to LED ($1.9m)
  • Introduction/roll out of FOGO waste services ($1.8m)
  • Sawyers Valley Oval reticulation, drainage upgrade ($170,000)
  • Glen Forrest Tennis Club convert lighting to LED ($50,000)
  • Brown Park Community Centre upgrade ($272,000)
  • Brown Park cricket practice nets ($100,000)
  • Norris Park upgrade BBQ ($30,000)
  • Lake Leschenaultia enhancements ($436,500)

 A further $5.3 million will see a number of local roads upgraded, with $617k allocated to build new footpaths and $5 million for the maintenance for our ovals, parks and reserves.

Following the adoption of the annual budget, the Shire’s Annual Rates Notice will be sent out to residents in the coming weeks.

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