City plans for rates in­crease

Joondalup Times - - NEWS -

RES­I­DEN­TIAL rates in the City of Wan­neroo could in­crease by 2.95 per cent next fi­nan­cial year, with the min­i­mum rate set at $980.

The coun­cil re­cently ap­proved the dif­fer­en­tial gen­eral rates for its draft 2018-19 Bud­get and ad­ver­tis­ing the pro­posed rates for pub­lic sub­mis­sions.

The pro­posed rates would de­liver an over­all rate rev­enue in­crease of 3.5 per cent.

How­ever, the rate for va­cant com­mer­cial prop­er­ties is set to in­crease by 5.35 per cent, while for va­cant res­i­den­tial lots the pro­posed in­crease is 10.68 per cent.

The re­port said the cost of waste had been ex­cluded from the rates in­crease.

Any sub­mis­sions re­ceived by to­mor­row’s dead­line will be con­sid­ered as part of the bud­get adop­tion process in late June.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.wan­neroo.wa.gov.au.

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