Rates to rise by 3 per cent
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.