2018/2019 Budget Highlights

View the highlights of the 2018/2019 budget including the areas of buildings and facilities, parks and gardens, roads, footpaths and drainage, plans for the future, community projects, fire prevention and protection of the environment.

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Our community will benefit in a number of ways across this financial year, as we focus on improving our buildings, community facilities, infrastructure, and public open spaces. We’ll also be working hard on a number of plans and strategies that will provide direction and guidance for the future.

Buildings and facilities

In 2018/19 we will invest $600,000 in constructing new buildings and facilities, and renewing existing ones. We will also spend $1.2 million on routine maintenance and the general running costs of our buildings and facilities.

Some of the major projects we have planned include:

ProjectTotal project cost 18/19Grant/other fundingCouncil funded
Volunteer Brigades - capital improvements 90,000 90,000 -
Access and Inclusion - improvements to facilities 28,000 - 28,000
Jarrahdale historic town site sign 18,000 - 18,000
Serpentine Sports Reserve - replace old and damaged water supply pipeline 60,000 - 60,000
SJ Rec Centre - remove and replace base plates to all lighting poles in carpark 15,000 - 15,000
Administration building - temporary accommodation 245,000 - 245,000
Byford Kindy - air conditioning upgrade 12,000 - 12,000
Clem Kentish Hall - air conditioning upgrade 10,000 - 10,000
Bruno Gianatti Hall - upper window replacements of non compliant perspex 30,000 - 30,000

Parks and gardens

The major project planned for 2018/19 is the upgrade of Briggs Park Lower Oval at a cost of $4.5m. In addition, $2.9m is budgeted to be spent on routine maintenance programs, ensuring that we maintain the natural beauty of our public open spaces.

ProjectTotal project cost 18/19Grant/other fundingCouncil funded
Briggs Park - lower oval upgrade 4,528,000 1,200,000 3,328,000*
Linear Park - new turf 21,000 - 21,000
Byford on the Scarp - replace lake pump and section line hose 20,000 - 20,000
Serpentine Sports Reserve - bio system and closing cabinets 40,000 - 40,000

*The Council-funded portion of Briggs Park Lower Oval upgrade will be funded from reserves and borrowings.

Infrastructure - roads, footpaths and drainage

With an area of over 900km2, we are the second largest local government in the Perth metropolitan area. Serpentine Jarrahdale has a road network of approximately 830km and services six communities. In 2018/19 we will invest $13.3m in new infrastructure and renewal programs, and $3m on routine maintenance programs.

Some of the major capital projects planned include:

ProjectTotal project cost 18/19Grant/other fundingCouncil funded
Abernethy Road 8,306,786 3,711,756 4,585,423
Soldiers Road - footpath 210,000 105,000 105,000
Gossage Road 260,505 125,805 134,700
Rowley Road (from Nicholson Road to 230m east) - resurfacing 87,200 58,133 29,067
Jarrahdale Road (after Jubb Road to Nettleton Road) - resurfacing 927,200 618,133 309,067
Karnup Road 375,000 375,000 -
Kingsbury Drive 363,500 363,500 -
Malarkey Road 225,000 150,000 75,000
Kardan Boulevard (at Ballawarra Avenue) 120,000 80,000 40,000
Hopeland Road and Karnup Road - intersection improvement 375,000 250,000 125,000

Planning for our future

This financial year, we will commit $1.4 million towards projects that continue to ensure communities are well planned and reflect community aspirations. With the establishment of the Economic Development Advisory Committee last year, we will be investigating fresh investment opportunities to create a diverse economic environment.

The developer contribution plans will aim to collect funds from developers to spend on public open space, community facilities and infrastructure within those areas.

Total project cost for 2018/2019
Development Strategies 296,000
Local Planning Strategies 100,000
Integrated Water Management Strategy 100,000
Local Area Bike and Bike Path Plan 80,000
Cemetery Management Plan 40,000
Arts and Culture 30,000
Jarrahdale Oval Feasibility 35,000
Economic Development 480,000

Community projects

We will be investing in various community projects throughout the Shire.

Major community projects for 2018/2019
Community grants and sponsorships 284,000
Community events 186,000
Switch your thinking 52,000
Library activities and outreach program 23,000
Youth services - YMCA 266,000
Community safety and crime prevention 16,000

Protection of the environment

Our environment is important to us. We will continue to protect the biodiversity of significant areas of bush land, as well as supporting Landcare SJ by way of a cash contribution, the provision of office space and administrative support. We will also maintain the free verge plant scheme.

Total project cost for 2018/2019
Contribution to Landcare SJ (plus in-kind) 227,00
Environment 15,000
Weed control 120,000
Natural area management 7,000
Peel Harvey Biosecurity group 20,000

Fire prevention

Our Emergency Services team carries out fire prevention work which is highly valued by residents. This financial year $1,152,000 has been allocated to our fire and emergency services and to support our volunteers.

If you would like to become a volunteer, please contact the Emergency Services team on 9526 1111.

How far does $100 go?

For every $100 of your rates, we deliver a range of services to our community.

Road icon2 $43.84
Infrastructure capital expenditure
 Building icon3 $8.98
Planning, subdivisions, and building services
 Truck icon2 $7.19
Public health, rangers, and emergency services
Tree icon2 $5.42
Parks, gardens and sporting reserve maintenance
 Ball icon2 $2.78
Community buildings and sporting facility maintenance
 Environment icon $9.74
Environment and waste management
 People icon $7.68
Community services, library and culture
 Works icon $5.94
Roads, drainage and footpaths
 Meeting icon $4.73
Governance and Council
 Other icon2 $1.42
Other services and programs
 Bulb icon $1.37
Street lighting
 Place icon2 $0.93
Economic development and tourism