Rates low - Mayor

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

NED­LANDS rates will rise an av­er­age of 2.5 per cent.

Ned­lands coun­cil­lors ap­proved the 2015/16 bud­get at a spe­cial coun­cil meet­ing last week.

Mayor Max Hip­kins said the City was able to keep the rates in­crease low be­cause the cost of oper­a­tions had been re­duced com­pared to last fi­nan­cial year.

“This is a great re­sult, par­tic­u­larly since we are still run­ning our ex­ten­sive cap­i­tal works pro­gram ad­dress­ing the City’s age­ing in­fra­struc­ture,” Mr Hip­kins said.

“We’re pleased we are able to keep rates be­low 4 per cent, which is very low com­pared to other metropoli­tan coun­cils.”

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