Shire Budget 2022/23

Shire President message 

Description of imageI am pleased to present the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale’s 2022/23 Budget, which represents a balance of continuing to deliver important programs, projects and services for our growing community, while recognising the cost of living pressures impacting household budgets.

The Council has worked hard to identify savings and efficiencies across the organisation, while ensuring we remain responsive to community needs and priorities.

Securing external grant funding has been critical to reducing the burden to ratepayers in delivering critical road and infrastructure for our growing community.

The following projects will be delivered entirely with State Government funding:

  • $9 million to progress Stage 1A of the Keirnan Park Sporting and Recreation Precinct project.
  • $800,000 for Stage 2 of Byford Skate Park.
  • $785,000 to complete design for upgrades to Kargotich, Orton and Soldiers Roads (construction for Kargotich and Orton to be carried out in 2024/25 and Soldiers Road in 2023/24).

Our $6.44 million road upgrade program will also be delivered with 68% from external grant funding.

  • $2.08 million – Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale (32%)
  • $2.64 million – State Government (41%)
  • $1.72 million – Federal Government (27%)

The delivery of the projects, programs and services over the next 12 months will allow us to continue to grow a stronger and connected community, together, and help deliver against our strategic vision of “City living offering a rural lifestyle with abundant opportunities for a diverse community”.

Cr Michelle Rich
Shire President

Budget snapshot 

The Shire’s 2022/23 total Operating Expenditure Budget is $34.62m*. The list below outlines the budget allocated for each service and program area.

$1.05m Buildings and community facilities 

$4.41m Planning, subdivision and building control

$0.58m Communications and community engagement 

$0.65m Protection of the environment

$2.90m Community development 

$0.63m Public health

$0.17m Community events 

$0.91m Public library

$0.26m Community grants 

$0.65m Rangers and community safety

$1.42m Emergency services 

$2.28m Roads, footpaths, drainage

$8.24m Governance, strategy and accountability

$0.8m Street lighting

$0.44m Members of Council

$5.14m Waste and recycling services

$4.09m Parks and gardens 

TOTAL = 34.62m

*Figures have been rounded to the nearest $10,000. For accounting reasons, depreciation and asset disposals (loss) have been removed from the figures listed above. The depreciation and asset disposal (loss) figures are AMOUNT and can be found in the 2022/23 Statutory Budget.

Delivering against our Strategic Community Plan 


  • Community events calendar
  • Progress Stage 1A of Keirnan Park Recreation and Sporting Precinct project
  • Construct Stage 2 of the Byford Skatepark
  • Progress the Oakford Bush Fire Brigade Station
  • Trails planning and development including implementation of the Jarrahdale Trails Town Business Case and master planning for a Trails Centre
  • Investment in community and sporting facilities
  • SJ Library Service and Mobile Library Service
  • Stakeholder engagement to progress the development of a Reconciliation Action Plan
  • Business plan to enable Byford Health Hub site works to commence


  • $4.09 million to maintain our local parks, ovals
    and gardens
  • $1.42 million for emergency services and fire
  • Waste Transfer Station and SJ Reuse Shop
  • Feasibility study for FOGO (third bin)
  • Finalise Local Heritage Survey register
  • Master Plan for the Clem Kentish Reserve
  • Precinct Structure Plan for the Mundijong Town Centre


  • $6.44 million for road upgrades
  • Detailed design for upgrades to Kargotich, Orton and Soldiers Roads
  • Road access in preparation for future development at Lot 500 Webb Road


  • Major review of the Strategic Community Plan including the community perceptions survey
  • Relocation of Council Chambers to the Mundijong Roads Board building
  • Enhance the Shire’s asset management capability through development of processes to improve data capture, quality and integration across the organisation
  • Embed the Shire’s Project Management Framework to ensure projects are managed efficiently, effectively, and in a transparent manner