Council aims for budget repair with 2023-2024 rates

Published on Wednesday, 24 May 2023 at 11:24:00 AM

The Town of Victoria Park is aiming to deliver a fiscally responsible budget for the 2023-2024 financial year, and is proposing an average 7% rates increase supporting spending for the future. 

“Following an extraordinary few years of minimal or no rate rises, we are focussed on ensuring the success of the projects outlined in our Strategic Community Plan,” said Mayor Karen Vernon.

“Council has worked hard to maintain strategic momentum through a lean revenue period and the sharp rise in inflation over the last 12 months, and it’s now time to look to the future to support effective delivery of the projects our community has asked for. Given the current tough economic conditions everyone is facing, we are keen to hear feedback from our ratepayers on the proposed increase,” said Mayor Vernon.

Priority projects include Edward Millen Park, the rehabilitation of the Kent Street Sandpit, the Lathlain Park Zone 1 redevelopment, alongside essential road renewal and infrastructure upgrades.

Public feedback on the proposed differential rates is now open through the Town’s Your Thoughts page, to assist with preparation of the 2023 – 2024 annual budget in June.

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