A key focus for the proposed 2021/22 budget is to continue with the work of our Transform Mandurah plan to reinvigorate our economy and deliver a brighter future for the city. It is all about attracting new investment into Mandurah and addressing structural unemployment both today and for future generations.
Mandurah is already generating momentum, and this budget is all about keeping that momentum going. Last year’s Restart Mandurah Plan set out to kick start the economy and reconnect the community. Now we have a long-term plan to Transform Mandurah into the future.
On May 11, Council voted to advertise a 1.80 percent increase to rates, which equates to an additional amount of $28.80 per year for the average residential ratepayer. The proposed increase will be advertised for 21 days. If you would like to have your say on the 2021/22 Proposed Rate for Advertising, submissions are accepted via the Mandurah Matters website or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
There is a lot of exciting projects coming up in the next 12 months, with money allocated throughout the city for Mandurah’s Transformation. Some of the highlights for the months ahead are:
We are finishing off the $22 million Waterfront Redevelopment by contributing $3 million towards its completion. This includes the Estuary Pool, Smart Street Mall and the Western Foreshore Play Space.
We will begin construction on the South East Dawesville Foreshore, plan for the development of the new Dawesville Community Centre and finish off the works at Falcon Reserve. This is to ensure we cater for the population growth that is forecasted for the years ahead.
Upgrades will continue on Mandurah’s main entry road, Pinjarra Road, with $1.5 million allocated to continue this important road rejuvenation project for our community and businesses.
Events and City Centre Activation
$2.3 million events programs that bring our community and visitors together including a summer events series, Christmas Lights, New Year’s Eve celebrations, Australia Day and Crab Fest.
Community and Business Grants
Funds to be allocated to our community through the Restart Mandurah community assistance grants, business grants and the Community Partnership Fund.
The City has a $1.3 billion asset portfolio which includes our libraries, community facilities, sporting facilities, Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, Aquatic and Recreation Centres, roads, footpaths and all the things that make Mandurah, Mandurah. We will be spending $43 million on maintaining these important assets.
Other proposed budget items include important community safety and wellbeing initiatives, and $2.6 million towards environmental projects.
Documents relating to the financial management of the City of Mandurah: