Serpentine Jarrahdale Council adopts 2022/23 Budget

Published on Friday, 5 August 2022 at 9:25:37 AM

The Serpentine Jarrahdale Council has adopted its 2022/23 Budget, with community infrastructure delivery a key focus for the next 12 months.

The 2022/23 Budget has been prepared with a 3.9% increase to GRV – Residential, 9.3% UV – Rural Residential, 15% UV - Rural Commercial / Industrial and 4.9% increase to all other rating categories.

Shire President Cr Michelle Rich said the Budget addresses community priorities including road upgrades, drainage and streetscapes, waste management and community and sporting facilities while continuing our road to improving financial sustainability.

“The 2022/23 Budget balances continuing to deliver important programs, projects and services for our growing community, while recognising the cost-of-living pressures impacting household budgets,” Cr Rich said.

“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).

The Shire’s $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%)

Planning for the future will also be a focus over the next 12 months to support the growth of the Shire, including:

  • Major review of the Shire’s Strategic Community Plan including the community perceptions survey
  • Progress Stage 1A of Keirnan Park Recreation and Sporting Precinct project
  • Progress the Oakford Bush Fire Brigade Station
  • Master Plan for the Clem Kentish Reserve
  • Precinct Structure Plan for the Mundijong Town Centre
  • Business plan to enable Byford Health Hub site works to commence
  • Feasibility study for FOGO (third bin)
  • Stakeholder engagement to progress the development of a Reconciliation Action Plan

View the 2022/23 Budget

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