Mosman Park adopts ‘no frills’ budget with 5.9 per cent rate increase

Town of Mosman Park councillors have adopted the town’s 2022-23 budget, which includes a 5.9 per cent rate rise.

The town has described its budget as “no frills” and focused on major projects and large items, with an eye out for State and Federal funding support.

The 5.9 per cent increase is below the projected inflation rate and will help fund the $13.9 million budget.

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The town said in a statement keeping near inflation was needed to maintain services and serve the community’s needs.

Mayor Paul Shaw said the council knew residents were “already doing it tough”.

“Global pressures are having the same hip pocket consequences on the town and we have to pass on these costs to keep delivering the vital services our community relies upon,” Mr Shaw said.

“A key initiative from this budget includes advocating for much-needed funding to flow into our communities. With State and Federal funding support, we can deliver safer roads, well-planned development and enhance liveability for our residents.

“The reality is local councils are operating in an increasingly complex and highly regulated environment where rising global costs and limited revenue are pitted against ratepayer expectations to do more with less.”

The budget was adopted on Wednesday, June 29.

The Town of Claremont adopted a budget with a 3.5 per cent rate rise. The City of Nedlands will advertise a rate freeze despite city staff recommending a 2.5 per cent rise.

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