Budget first

BAYSWATER is the first metropolitan council to let the community have a say on how its entire budget should be spent.

Until January 31 residents can use an online budget tool to recommend how much is spent on different city services.

A community panel will be formed to look at residents’ changes, and the panel will then make recommendations to council which has the final say on the 2019/20 budget.

“This is the first time a metropolitan council has laid its entire operating budget out for the community to view and recommend changes,” said Bayswater mayor Dan Bull.

“It makes perfect sense that ratepayers should be offered a say in how their rates are spent.”

To use the budget tool or apply to be on the community panel, go to engage.bayswater.wa.gov.au

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