The Finance team at the City of Canning are a highly professional and qualified team who work hard to ensure the City's budgets and financial forecasts are accurate and enable the City's ongoing financial security.
On this page, you will be able to view the following items:
- Annual Budgets
- Annual Reports
- Audit and Risk Committee Documents
- Corporate Business Plan
- Long Term Financial Plans
Simply scroll down to view each section.
Council adopted the City of Canning’s 2018-2019 budget at a Special Council Meeting held Tuesday 28 August 2018.
$150M is budgeted to deliver services and infrastructure for the Canning community in 2018-2019. This will support our growing community of 100,000 people to maintain and improve our way of life.
The capital works program budget of $40M includes;
$2.0M Public Building Improvements
$9.7M City Centre Project
$5.319M Plant & Equipment
$1.078M Information Technology
$0.80M Sports Field Lighting
Following the adoption of the City’s Rating Strategy 2018-2023 this year’s budget also introduces differential rating, establishing three separate categories for rates:
1. Residential (Improved land)
2. Non-residential (Commercial and Industrial improved land)
3. Unimproved Land
More information on rating is available here
Statement of Objects and Reasons for Differential Rates 2018-2019
Mayor Ng “This budget helps achieve our Strategic Community Plan and keeps us in line with the City’s Long Term Financial Plan with Rating that is both reasonable and equitable. As all ratepayers benefit from the City of Canning’s facilities, parks and infrastructure, everyone should contribute fairly towards these services. The new rating regime will enable the City to provide an equitable rating system into the future that will support the continued delivery of the amenity our citizens expect.”
Chief Executive Officer “The longer time spent preparing this budget, follows significant community and ratepayer engagement which helped establish the City’s new Rating Strategy 2018-2023. Changing the way rates are levied is never an easy task, however, the approach taken by our staff and the feedback form the community has provided what we think is a successful outcome that will benefit ratepayers across the City.”
Council also voted to continue funding for the City’s annual events season, including the very popular mid-week eats, New Year’s Day fireworks and Carols by Candlelight, as well as some new exciting events to be held in Cannington, Bentley and Queens Park.
The City will also continue investing in new digital systems that will better enable the community to access City facilities and services in addition to creating ongoing costs savings and operational efficiencies.
The gym equipment will be replaced at the Riverton Leisureplex and additional fitness rooms will be made available. New technology across both Riverton and Cannington centres will provide even better customer experience that encourages a healthy community.
Community and Safety Services will be funded to the tune of $2.2 million with improvements planned for the City’s CCTV network and new mobile messaging. Council will be provide continuing support to our community through exemptions, donations and grants totalling $1.3 million, including a new grant category to assist community groups to improve disability access.
There is an average residential rate rise of 2.59% and a minimum rate of $800, being a rise of 68 cents a week and 45 cents for minimums. Whilst in percentage terms this is consistent with other metropolitan council average increases, it should be noted that in dollar terms, Canning continues to have one of the lowest rating structures across the metropolitan area. In the context of the State Government’s own increases on household costs of 4.8%, Canning’s rise of around two and a half per cent reflects positively in a challenging environment.
There is continued support for the City’s seniors and pensioners, with discounts and exemptions across a range of fees and charges.
Waste Services Charge will increase $8 to $374, including the $5 increase in the WA State Landfill Levy. The service includes;
Weekly rubbish collection
Fortnightly recycling collection
2x Bulk Waste pickups up to 6m²
2x Green Waste up to 6m²
Household Hazardous Waste free drop scheme
The City has introduced a second fortnightly recycling service for just $19.80 and the City’s 24 hour 7 day a week Security Services Charge will increase for the first time in three years by 60c to $55.50. This will provide planned improvements to CCTV and mobile messaging.
Additionally, sporting fees and charges have been reviewed, making access easier for community groups to live a fit and healthy lifestyle. There are benefits for all City of Canning Ratepayers to encourage greater use of their community facilities and services, with free entry eVouchers on the rates notices for Whaleback Golf, Riverton and Cannington Leisureplexes.
Rate payment Incentives are designed in an effort to minimise the cost to the City for the issue and collection of rates. To support the City’s sustainability and efficiency efforts, prizes are specifically aligned to encourage electronic rating and electronic payment methods.
Long Term Financial Plans