Bud­get of­fers value for money - Mayor

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - NEWS -

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.

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