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Rate increases again kept to minimum

Published on Wednesday 3 July, 2019

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The City of Gosnells will keep rate increases below 2% for the third successive year.

For the 2019/20 financial year there will be a rate rise of 1.9% which is the lowest in over a decade.

Mayor Glenn Dewhurst said the City is acutely aware of the financial pressures faced by many households and is committed to delivering value-for-money for ratepayers.

“We have worked hard to ensure our rates are kept as low as possible, while also delivering on important projects that provide maximum benefit to our residents,” he said.

“Projects such as the $6.8 million redevelopment of Robinson Park will give families a great new nature play space, sports area, barbecues and new dog exercise area.”

“Investment in road infrastructure will continue to be a priority in 2019/20, with $5.6 million to be spent on major road projects such as the widening of Southern River Road between Holmes Street and Bullfinch Street in Huntingdale.”

Mayor Dewhurst said the City will also continue delivering on its efforts to revitalise the Gosnells Town Centre, which will support the local business community.   

“Since the Lissiman Street Improvement Plan was initiated five years ago, the City has acquired five parcels of land and will progress plans to improve and activate the town square,” he said. 

Mayor Dewhurst said the City will continue to deliver on important community services with extensive programs and events for seniors, cultural groups, families, children and young people.

The City’s annual events calendar will also once again give residents a chance to come together and further strengthen community spirit. 

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