Budget focused on community’s vision

​​​​6 July 2017​

The City of Kwinana has formally adopted its 2017/18 Budget, following a Special Council Meeting held last night. The budget  focus​es on meeting the community’s vision for Kwinana while managing the complex needs of a community recently named in the 2016 Census as the second fastest growing area in Western Australia.

The 2017/18 Budget directly addresses the changing needs and aspirations of the Kwinana community identified in the Strategic Community Plan, also adopted by Council last week. This plan sets out the community’s vision for Kwinana over the next ten years and is the result of extensive consultation with residents.

City of Kwinana Mayor Carol Adams said the 2017/18 budget was based on genuine community feedback.

“Residents told us safety should be one of our top priorities, so this year we’re investing $2.4m in community safety including our 24/7 City Assist service, increased CCTV, education initiatives and addressing illegal dumping,” Mayor Adams said. 

“The community want Kwinana to remain a ‘City of trees’ which we will achieve through our $270k Bushcare Program and $250k investment in a new street tree program, increasing canopy coverage in our suburbs.”

“Upgrades to sporting facilities were also high on the list, with improvements to Kwinana Netball Courts, Tennis Courts, Bowling Club, Medina Oval, Wellard Pavilion and Bertram Oval to commence this year.” 

The average Kwinana resident will experience a rate increase of 3%, or 81 cents per week. However thanks to a reduction in the rubbish collection charge and environmental levy, the average household will see almost no increase in the total amount on their Rates Notice.

“We’ve worked hard to balance the budget to limit any additional costs for residents,” Mayor Adams said.

View the City of Kwinana 2017/18 Budget​.​

View the Mayor's Budget Adoption Speech.

Key projects in the 2017/18 budget include:

Roads

Road upgrades $2.4m 
Including Cockman Way, Anketell Road and Johnson Road 

Traffic calming $145k
Traffic calming devices and new speed alert mobile trailer

Environment

Street tree program $250k
Tree planting in Bertram and the Industrial Area

Bushcare program $270k
Including weed control, feral animal control and firebreak maintenance in Kwinana’s reserves

Arts and events​​​​​

New Community Events Program $310k
Including Children’s Festival, Youth Festival, new major event and Australia Day 

Youth art project $26k
Community public art project at the new Skatepark

Heritage site conservation $25k
Smirk’s Cottage, Sloan’s Cottage and Wheatfield Cottage conservation works

Sporting facilities

Bowling Club $238k
New shed and replacement of bowling green

Medina Oval upgrade $140k
Carpark and entryway

Kwinana Tennis Courts $80k
New fencing

Kwinana Netball Courts $155k
Lighting, goal posts, shelters

Bertram Oval $385k
Commencement of new sporting club facility

Wellard Pavilion $152k
Air conditioning and commencement of extension​

Parks

Parks for People program $216k
Including upgrades to Rogan Park, Ascot Parkway, Bertram (small skate park), Honeywood Park (exercise equipment)

Free public Wi-Fi $50k
At Kwinana Adventure Park and new Skatepark 

Security

Safety and security $2.4m
Including expansion of CCTV coverage, community education initiatives, illegal dumping control, compliance operations and 24/7 City Assist service​

Waste and recycling

Recycling bins $38k
Continued rollout of 360L bin

Waste education program $206k
Bin tagging, collection calendars, education initiatives and workshops​

Economic development​​

L​ocal business grants and programs $90k
Initiatives to help local business grow including the Local Commercial and Activity Centre Grant


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