Canning Council adopts 2021-2022 measured Annual Budget

25 June 2021
The City of Canning adopted its 2021-2022 Annual Budget on 24 June with a focus on renewing City-owned facilities and infrastructure and providing investment to improve and enhance neighbourhoods.

Over the next three years, the City will reduce operating expenditure by $3 million dollars per annum and introduce a rate increase to return the City to a more sustainable position.

The phased rate increase will see an average increase of $1.42 per week, per household – with pensioners paying less than $1 per week after applying the pension discount. For pensioners who are on the minimum rate the increase equates to only $25 per year or less than 48 cents per week.

Residential properties within the City will continue to benefit from one of the lowest rating structures across the Perth metropolitan area. Even with an increase in rates, when benchmarked, the City remains one of the lowest rating Council’s.

In 2021-22 the City will invest a total of $157 million into the delivery of infrastructure and services to the community. This includes:
• $20.8 million to manage urban forests, parks and sporting reserves
• $1.1 million supporting community connection and activation
• $3.9 million dedicated to community safety
• $31.6 million to maintain and expand transport and other infrastructure
• $15.6 million to manage our waste and recycling
• $3.2 million to provide, expand and improve our community facilities
• $17 million to manage our recreational facilities
• $10.2 million for City Centre regeneration program.

City of Canning Mayor Patrick Hall said that the budget represents an investment in the City’s future.

“The central theme of the budget is investment and consolidation. The rate increase supports a newly adopted three-year plan to restore the City’s long-term financial position. All services, renewals and upgrades have been carefully considered to ensure our sustainable future.”

“This budget was a fine balancing act and I am very proud of what Council and the City administration have achieved together,” he said.

The City will deliver over $25 million in projects and capital works in the next financial year. This includes but is not limited to the Wyong Park upgrade ($1.4 million), Canning City Centre projects ($10 million), Road Network Improvements ($5.7 million) and Playground renewals ($463,000).

Rates notices will be distributed mid-July. Ratepayers who pay in full by Friday 27 August will go in the draw to win one of 10 Get Active Canning experiences. The experience (valued at $950 each) includes a Leisureplex Plus Membership and 18 holes of golf at Whaleback Golf Course.

For more information about the budget, ratepayer benefits and incentives visit the City’s website

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