City raises rates by 1.95 per cent

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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.

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