2019-20 Budget focuses on roads and local infrastructure

The Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale Council has adopted its 2019/20 Annual Budget, which represents a rate increase of 1.3 per cent for all ratepayers within the Shire.

29 July 2019
201920 Budget Adopted

Council sought to minimise the rate increase, while ensuring it continues to deliver the critical infrastructure projects required to support the Shire’s growing community.

Shire President Michelle Rich said the 2019/20 Annual Budget reflected the aspirations of the Strategic Community Plan 2017-2027 and includes spending on roads and footpaths, parks and facilities, environment initiatives, fire and emergency management, community development programs for youth, families and seniors and strategic planning for the growth of the region.

“This budget is the result of a considered and sustainable approach to financial management that will allow the Shire to deliver on the priorities and aspirations of our community,” Cr Rich said.

 “We were conscious of balancing the need to maintain the operating costs of essential services that our community expects, while also delivering important projects and initiatives for the benefit of our whole community.”

Budget highlights include:

Major projects and initiatives

  • Completion of the $19 million upgrade of Abernethy Road
  • Completion of the $4.2 million Briggs Park lower oval upgrade
  • $996,000allocated for our fire and emergency services and to support our volunteers
  • $480,000 to build a dedicated dog park in Byford
  • $300,000 contribution towards the Nature Play and Splash Park in Byford


  • $1.8 million to convert Mundijong Road and Kargotich Road intersection into a single roundabout
  • $539,000 for rehabilitation works on Mundijong Road
  • $421,000 for rehabilitation works on Rowley Road
  • $420,000 for traffic island installation at Abernethy Road and Kargotich Road
  • $220,000 for road resurfacing for Elliott Road, Gossage Road and North Crescent (from Park Road)
  • $250,000 for principle shared path along Thomas Road, Byford from Alexander Road to Tonkin Highway
  • $210,000 for principle shared path along Soldiers Road rail reserve from Abernethy Road to Bishop Road
  • $100,000 for road safety initiatives
  • $30,000 for new footpath along Linton Street, Byford, from Brown Street to Shelley Street (westside)
  • $26,000 for footpath renewal along Lefroy Street, Serpentine, from Wellard Street to primary school

State Black Spot Funded Road Construction

  • $615,000 for Jarrahdale Road
  • $606, 000 for Wright Road
  • $388,000 for Kingsbury Drive
  • $215,000 for Cardup Siding Road
  • $30,000 for Malarkey Road


  • $102,000 for Mundijong Pre-school/Family Centre upgrades
  • $86,000 for Briggs Park Pavilion upgrades
  • $32,000 for SJ Landcare facility upgrades
  • $25,000 for Universal Access Program initiatives
  • $20,000 for Serpentine Jarrahdale Community Recreation Centre (installation of 2 x 5.5m industrial fans)
  • $7,500 for Oakford Hall upgrades
  • $7,500 for Keysbrook Hall upgrades
  • $5,000 for Mundijong Pavilion upgrades

Parks and environment

  • $200,000 contribution to SJ Landcare
  • $95,000 for weed control
  • $45,000 contribution towards Peel Harvey Biosecurity group
  • $45,000 for local trail network refurbishment
  • $20,000 for universal accessibility improvements at Kandimak Reserve


  • $218,00 for our community events program
  • $154,000 for our community grants program
  • $52,000 for Switch Your Thinking program

Planning for our future

  • $100,000 to carry out preliminary investigations for Kiernan Park
  • $55,00 to investigate options for gravel pit site
  • $35,000 for SJ Target Zero – working towards zero road fatalities
  • $35,000 to develop a Youth Strategy and Action Plan
  • $20,000 for trails promotion and activation