Council has adopted the City of Stirling's 2018/19 budget at a Council meeting held on Tuesday 3 July 2018. 

City of Stirling Acting Mayor Cr David Lagan said the budget would allow the City to continue to deliver a high level of services, programs and infrastructure as well as progress work on major projects.

"To ensure we are able to achieve this, the City's rate increase has been set at 1.4 per cent, which is one of the lowest increases across the metropolitan area and below the forecast CPI of 1.5 per cent," he said.

"This is despite a marked increase to many government services, including a 10 per cent rise in the Emergency Services Levy which is collected through rates notices but doesn't go to the City."

The 2018/19 budget totalling $293.9 million dedicates $57.1 million towards capital works including:

  • $26.9 million for road, drainage and footpath upgrades and maintenance
  • $9 million for work on parks and reserves
  • $10.7 million for improvements to the City's many community buildings

The budget also includes:

  • $38 million for waste services
  • $24.4 million for community and library services
  • $8 million for community safety

Cr Lagan said the City and Council had worked hard to ensure the budget aligned to the City's strategic priorities.

"We want to make sure we continue to create and support a vibrant, connected, diverse and sustainable City where people choose to live, work, visit and invest," he said.

"This budget not only concentrates on delivering our essential services, but further developing many of our community focussed projects such as the Princess Wallington Community Parkland in Balga and the Robinson Reserve Master Plan, with both projects funded in partnership with Lottery West and the State Government, respectively."

Residents who pay their rates in full by 22 August 2018 will be entered into the City's prize draw which includes the chance to win a Camry Ascent Sport Hybrid valued at $34,500 as well as an assortment of fantastic prizes.