Budget offers value for money - Mayor
CITY of South Perth residents face a more than 4 per cent cost hike when a rates rise is coupled with rubbish collection charges and the Emergency Services Levy.
On average, ratepayers will be charged an extra $1.73 per week.
A budget framed around a rate hike of 3.65 per cent was endorsed at a special council meeting on Tuesday, July 12.
It includes the completion of the Manning Community Hub by the end of this year and the start of new projects like the Ernest Johnson Reserve precinct upgrade, Connect South project and a further $2 million for the Millers Pool precinct upgrade to make it more appealing and accessible.
Mayor Sue Doherty said the increase was a result that stood up “very well” against other councils.
“In the context of the challenging economic climate in which this budget was developed, council prides itself on delivering a responsible, value-for-money budget,” she said.