The main focus on the budget is ‘creating great places to connect’, with approximately $6.9 million allocated to maintain parks, road and footpaths. Significant capital works will be completed including the redevelopment of Claremont Museum and the McKenzie Pavilion.
A night-time Economy Stimulus initiative and an increase in resources for the Community Safety Program also forms part of an effort to create great spaces for social connection.
Mayor Jock Barker said the 21/22 budget was an outstanding reflection of the Town’s financial management and robust process.
“I am very proud of this draft budget and to be in a position to continue to deliver the strategies outlined in the Town’s Strategic Community Plan and the same excellent services and facilities our ratepayers are used to. This budget has a focus on supporting local economic activity, through the introduction of a night-time stimulus package, as well as programs to support the arts, culture, sports and recreation through contributions and subsidies.”
“The Town’s strong financial position means we are able to maintain a modest and reasonable rate rise while still enabling us to have the capacity to continue to invest in community assets and economic development” he said.
The provisional budget is now available for review on the Town’s website, with feedback closing on Tuesday 15 June 2021.
View the budget documents below:
Draft Budget 2021-22 Reserves
Draft Budget 2021-22 Borrowings
Fees and Charges Schedule
Rate Setting Statement by Nature and Type
Rate Setting Statement by Reporting Program