Wanneroo councillors balance budget with local projects

Industrial space improvement, sports activities amenities and public pool prime the record within the City of Wanneroo’s $69.5 million capital works budget.

Councillors adopted the 2021-22 Budget on June 29 in a video convention after Perth went right into a snap COVID-19 lockdown.

The $349m budget included an $82.2m capital works program, with $12.7m carried ahead from 2020-21, and it was anticipated to stimulate the financial system and help employment.

About $16.7m of the brand new allocations will come from grants and contributions, $23.8m from reserves, $23.5m from municipal funds and $1.6m from loans.

Major projects embody $3.4m for work round Neerabup industrial space, $6.1m for Halesworth Park sports activities amenities in Butler-Alkimos and $3.4m for the Alkimos pool and recreation centre.

They additionally embody the biking facility at Splendid Park in Yanchep ($2.2m), Landsdale library and youth innovation hub ($1.8m) and clubrooms at Dalvik Park in Merriwa ($1.7m).

About $1.7 million has been allocated to the Dalvik Park clubrooms in Merriwa.
Camera IconAbout $1.7 million has been allotted to the Dalvik Park clubrooms in Merriwa. Credit: City of Wanneroo

Road projects embody a path on Alexander Drive in Landsdale ($1.5m) and widening Quinns Road in Quinns Rocks from Tapping Way to Marmion Avenue ($1.1m).

The City allotted $186 million to operations expenditure, together with $37.2m for waste and $15m for well being, security and emergency administration companies, with $4.5m going in direction of ranger patrols.

About $886,000, together with State funding, will go in direction of CCTV in Wangara industrial space and $435,000 of municipal funds will fund automated gates and CCTV at varied carparks, together with in Quinns Rocks.

Altogether about $54.8m will go in direction of roads, pathways and road lighting and $41.4m on sports activities amenities.

Another $30.5m will likely be spend on parks and playgrounds throughout the City, together with upgrades at Wonambi Park and Frederick Duffy Park in Wanneroo and Chesterfield Park and Jindinga Park in Hocking.

The City plans to spend $236,000 upgrading Wonambi Park in Wanneroo, including more playground equipment.
Camera IconThe City plans to spend $236,000 upgrading Wonambi Park in Wanneroo, together with extra playground tools. Credit: Community News

About $4.2m will likely be spent on the shoreline and conservation reserves, together with nearly $2.2m for the Capricorn coastal node amenities in Yanchep.

About $427,000 will likely be spent on environmental rehabilitation at offset websites, together with Honeypossum and Boomerang reserves in Banksia Grove and Badgerup Reserve in Wanneroo.

Mayor Tracey Roberts stated the budget balanced each upkeep of present belongings and funding in new infrastructure.

“This year’s budget is centred on preserving the fantastic amenities our residents use every day such as the City’s 590 parks, reserves and open spaces, along with our youth centres, libraries, skate parks and sports facilities,” she stated.

“This a budget that strikes the right balance between advancing key infrastructure in our rapidly growing outer suburbs and ensuring the City’s existing assets in established areas are maintained.

“Our community expects a financially responsible budget that delivers value for money while meeting the needs of our ratepayers, residents, community groups and local businesses.

“This year’s budget supports the sporting facilities, business precincts and range of amenities that we build and maintain to make our City a better place to live, work and play.”

The City of Wanneroo allocated $380,000 to upgrade playgrounds at Chesterfield Park in Hocking and Donnelly Park in Wanneroo.
Camera IconThe City of Wanneroo allotted $380,000 to improve playgrounds at Chesterfield Park in Hocking and Donnelly Park in Wanneroo. Credit: David Baylis/Community News

The council report stated federal and state funding in response to the COVID-19 pandemic diminished the stress on charges and helped stimulate the financial system.

Approving the budget and 1 per cent charge improve on June 29, Cr Linda Aitken stated it was a “fantastic budget” for the City’s residents.

“We have done the best we can to keep rates as low as possible,” she stated.

“We are still stimulating the economy by having local projects employing local people making local areas for our local people to enjoy.”

For extra data, go to wanneroo.wa.gov.au.

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