City raises rates by 1.95 per cent
THE City of Gosnells has approved its lowest rate increase for more than a decade as part of its budget for the next financial year.
The City made the call based on the current financial climate and opted to increase rates by just 1.95 per cent.
Infrastructure also remained a priority for the City of Gosnells, which pledged $30.7 million towards it.
It represented a rise from the $26 million designated in last year’s budget, although only $18 million of the infrastructure budget was spent, with the balance carried forward into this financial year.
The budget was highlighted by the City’s pledge to continue to improve amenities around the City, with road improvement and park development the big winners.
The City has committed $18.6 million to road and path projects, which includes the $8 million carried forward from last year’s budget.
About $6.5 million will be used to develop major road projects, including the final stages of the widened Southern River Road to Holmes Road in Southern River.
Another $3.8 million will be invested in road resurfacing projects.
The City also announced $9.7 million would be set aside for park development, including the next phase of the Public Open Space strategy.
They have committed to a $6.8 million upgrade to Robinson Park in Gosnells and a further $1 million for improvements to Emerald Park in Canning Vale.
The City is also planning to upgrade Holling Street Reserve in Maddington soon.