Rates to rise by 3 per cent

Southern Telegraph - - Telegraph | News - Ai­den Boy­ham

City of Rock­ing­ham coun­cil­lors met for a coun­cil meet­ing on Tues­day, June 27, adopt­ing the 2017-2018 bud­get, with rates set for a 3 per cent rise in the new fi­nan­cial year.

Coun­cil­lors voted 7-0 to carry the mo­tion, fol­low­ing the Cor­po­rate and Com­mu­nity De­vel­op­ment Com­mit­tee’s rec­om­men­da­tion to adopt the new bud­get, un­der which the City’s to­tal rate yield is ex­pected to amount to about $83 mil­lion with the rise.

Un­der the new bud­get, rates will ac­count for 46 per cent of the City’s over­all op­er­at­ing in­come.

Dur­ing the meet­ing, coun­cil­lors also ap­proved another no­tice of mo­tion by Cr Chris El­liott whereby the City will contribute $30,000 to the Cock­burn Sound Man­age­ment Coun­cil.

The funds will be used to help the CSMC carry out an as­sess­ment of the Sound.

The next coun­cil meet­ing is set to be held on Tues­day, July 25.

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