2022/2023 DRAFT Budget to continue momentum for Mandurah's transformation.

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Mandurah Council, next month, is set to adopt its draft 2022/23 budget, which aims to keep the momentum of the many projects and capital works being delivered throughout the city while also investing in community places and spaces for the future.

Council have developed a budget that continued the positive momentum seen across Mandurah, but that also addressed the complex fiscal environment currently faced by all Western Australians.

As every household across Australia is keenly aware, current inflation rates and increased cost of living expenses, including utilities and insurances, have meant responsible, long-term budgeting is vital now more than ever. To achieve a forward-looking and responsible budget in this current environment, we have managed to rework our capital works program to prioritise immediate need and most impactful projects and the City has been successful in reducing its operating expenses.

We’re also increasing our focus on vital maintenance across our $1.3 billion asset portfolio, so our community can keep enjoying all our great places and spaces well into the future, without inheriting an unnecessary financial burden.

At its meeting on May 24, as part of its budget process, Council voted to advertise a 4.43 percent increase to rates for advertising, which equates to an additional amount of $70 per year for the average residential ratepayer.

With a considered and strategic approach, we are able to rise to the current financial demands and continue the positive momentum we’re seeing here in Mandurah, while minimising the impact on ratepayers to below that of inflation and below what a large part of the local government sector is anticipating.

Our investment over recent years in both our City Centre and across our suburbs have so far achieved some really positive results and it is important we keep this momentum going. The work we’ve been doing on the Waterfront Project has already seen us attract significant private interest, which is vital in creating short and long term economic benefits, including jobs, for our community.

Prioritised capital works and projects in the proposed draft 2022/23 budget include completing works on the Falcon Bay Foreshore, connecting the coastal 'bridge to bridge' cycle and walking trail, economic and community grants, community and economy-focused events and activations, community safety initiatives, waterwise and energy initiatives, and continuing to invest in people and projects to diversify the economy.

The proposed increase will be advertised for 21 days. If you would like to have your say on the draft 2022/23 Proposed Rate for Advertising, submissions are accepted via email to: council@mandurah.wa.gov.au

Mandurah Council, next month, is set to adopt its draft 2022/23 budget, which aims to keep the momentum of the many projects and capital works being delivered throughout the city while also investing in community places and spaces for the future.

Council have developed a budget that continued the positive momentum seen across Mandurah, but that also addressed the complex fiscal environment currently faced by all Western Australians.

As every household across Australia is keenly aware, current inflation rates and increased cost of living expenses, including utilities and insurances, have meant responsible, long-term budgeting is vital now more than ever. To achieve a forward-looking and responsible budget in this current environment, we have managed to rework our capital works program to prioritise immediate need and most impactful projects and the City has been successful in reducing its operating expenses.

We’re also increasing our focus on vital maintenance across our $1.3 billion asset portfolio, so our community can keep enjoying all our great places and spaces well into the future, without inheriting an unnecessary financial burden.

At its meeting on May 24, as part of its budget process, Council voted to advertise a 4.43 percent increase to rates for advertising, which equates to an additional amount of $70 per year for the average residential ratepayer.

With a considered and strategic approach, we are able to rise to the current financial demands and continue the positive momentum we’re seeing here in Mandurah, while minimising the impact on ratepayers to below that of inflation and below what a large part of the local government sector is anticipating.

Our investment over recent years in both our City Centre and across our suburbs have so far achieved some really positive results and it is important we keep this momentum going. The work we’ve been doing on the Waterfront Project has already seen us attract significant private interest, which is vital in creating short and long term economic benefits, including jobs, for our community.

Prioritised capital works and projects in the proposed draft 2022/23 budget include completing works on the Falcon Bay Foreshore, connecting the coastal 'bridge to bridge' cycle and walking trail, economic and community grants, community and economy-focused events and activations, community safety initiatives, waterwise and energy initiatives, and continuing to invest in people and projects to diversify the economy.

The proposed increase will be advertised for 21 days. If you would like to have your say on the draft 2022/23 Proposed Rate for Advertising, submissions are accepted via email to: council@mandurah.wa.gov.au

Page last updated: 30 May 2022, 09:54 AM