Williams to get 4.48pc rates rise
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.
Megan and two of her sons, Henry and Marshall.