The Kalamunda Council adopted the 2016/2017 Budget at its Special Council Meeting on Monday 20 June 2016.
Shire President Andrew Waddell said, “A great deal of time had been invested by all Councillors and staff in preparation of the budget.”
“We are pleased to present a budget with an overall surplus of $3.2 million, a moderate rate increase to ratepayers and an investment of over $15 million in capital works for parks, buildings and infrastructure.”
“The Budget has been developed to align with the prioritised needs of community infrastructure and services.”
The Shire of Kalamunda Capital Works Program has a number of key projects including the Hartfield Park redevelopment project, upgrades to Jacaranda Springs Reserve, the development of the Stirk Park Masterplan, the new Bibbulmun Track Terminus Link and a new synthetic green at the Kalamunda Club.”
Additionally $4,024,795 will be spent on a number of significant buildings projects including an upgrade to the Kalamunda District Library, new floors in the Hartfield Park Recreation Centre, an upgrade to Maida Vale Reserve – Norm Sadler Pavilion and facility upgrades at the Hills BMX Club.
$150,000 has been allocated to undertake detailed design and documentation of the new Kalamunda Community Learning Centre building.
A number of road upgrades and improvements will be undertaken in the new financial year, with major road construction projects planned to the value of $3,430,565. These include Wittenoom Road Traffic Calming, Traffic Treatments at Wandoo Road and also at Adelaide Street, an upgrade to the Abernethy Road/Grogan Intersection, works at the Kalamunda Road/Abernethy Road and the intersection of Railway Road/Elizabeth Street, Mundaring Weir Road Reconstruction, the design of a Dual Carriageway for Abernethy Road, Kalamunda Town Centre Streetscape, the installation of wire rope at Welshpool Road and various road resurfacing projects throughout the Shire.
“In addition the Shire has recently secured State and Federal monies to extend CCTV surveillance in identified hot-spots within Shire.”
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