Wil­liams to get 4.48pc rates rise

Narrogin Observer - - News - Michael Traill

Ratepay­ers in Wil­liams can ex­pect an av­er­age rate in­crease of 4.48 per cent af­ter the Shire’s bud­get was for­mally adopted at the end of June.

The min­i­mum payable rate for homes and busi­nesses at the town­site has risen from $660 to $700.

The min­i­mum payable rate for prop­er­ties out­side of the town­site has risen from $850 to $890.

A sub­stan­tial amount, $1,301,563, of the Shire of Wil­liams’ bud­get has been al­lo­cated to road works, in­clud­ing funds for project grants, the Roads to Re­cov­ery pro­gram, carpark and foot­path in­stal­ment.

This in­cludes $282,758 for the re­seal­ing of Wil­liams Darkan Road, $171,399 for the seal­ing of Pin­gelly Road and $98,265 for the widen­ing of Clay­ton Road.

For the con­struc­tion of a bush­fire shed, $145,000 has been al­lo­cated. The coun­cil is to spend $311,806 on Lions Park, which in­cludes $26,000 for land ac­qui­si­tion, while the rest will be spent on devel­op­ment.

Wil­liams Oval’s grand­stand is set to re­ceive $35,000 for re­fur­bish­ment, while in­stal­ment of syn­thetic turf for the pav­il­ion play­ground car­ries a $13,099 price tag.

More than $70,000 is be­ing in­vested in com­mu­nity hous­ing on New Street. The ceme­tery will have $28,804 al­lo­cated to the fa­cil­ity’s niche wall and en­trance.

Pic­ture: Me­gan Henry

Me­gan and two of her sons, Henry and Mar­shall.

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