Res­i­den­tial rates rise 2%

Kalamunda Reporter - - News -

THE City of Kala­munda has adopted its 2018-19 bud­get and long-term fi­nan­cial plan, with res­i­den­tial rates to in­crease by 2 per cent this fi­nan­cial year.

Mayor John Giar­dina said this year’s bud­get would save more than $1mil­lion through en­er­gy­ef­fi­ciency ini­tia­tives, rene­go­ti­a­tion of in­sur­ance con­tracts and a re­duc­tion in fleet ve­hi­cles.

“The fi­nan­cial out­look is chal­leng­ing and many com­mu­nity mem­bers are fac­ing fi­nan­cial hard­ship due to higher un­em­ploy­ment and sig­nif­i­cant in­creases in State Govern­ment fees and charges,” he said.

“Ac­cord­ingly, the City is com­mit­ted to main­tain­ing close con­trol over rate in­creases.”

The bud­get in­cludes $25 mil­lion in cap­i­tal works.

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