VINCENT council’s 2018/2019 budget promises “things that really matter to our community” says mayor Emma Cole.
Covering six main priorities, the budget focuses on sustainability, community safety and amenities, the arts, council accountability and efficiency.
“In this budget, we’ve done our utmost to make sure that every decision we make and every dollar we spend gets us closer to where the community wants to be,” Ms Cole said.
One of the big-ticket items is the $627,000 North Perth Common, due to begin this year.
The common will feature circular public lighting installations, interactive lighting that changes as people walk past and the main road will be narrowed and raised to make it more pedestrian friendly.
Other key commitments are $428,000 for solar photovoltaic panels for City of Vincent buildings and $300,000 for three hundred trees to be planted and eco-zoning in local parks.
“The natural environment contributes greatly to our inner-cirty community,” Ms Cole said.
Rates will go up 2.7 per cent.
by WADE ZAGLAS