East Fre­man­tle lifts rates by 2 per cent in line with neigh­bours

Fremantle Gazette - - NEWS -

THE Town of East Fre­man­tle has adopted its 2017-18 bud­get and with it a 2 per cent rate rise for res­i­dents.

The bud­get, which was passed at Tues­day night’s coun­cil meet­ing, has also put aside some money for sev­eral projects, in­clud­ing $2.094 mil­lion for the town hall re­fur­bish­ment and $150,000 for the East Fre­man­tle Oval precinct master plan.

The 2 per cent rate in­crease is on par with the neigh­bour­ing City of Fre­man­tle and City of Melville, who put up their rates by 1.9 and 2 per cent re­spec­tively.

East Fre­man­tle chief ex­ec­u­tive Gary Tuf­fin said it was im­por­tant for the Town to pro­duce a bal­anced bud­get.

“This bud­get has been built with a high level of de­tail and con­sid­er­a­tion given to the Town’s needs, re­spon­si­bil­i­ties and the cur­rent eco­nomic cli­mate,” he said.

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