Mandurah rate rise lowest in almost 20 years

The City of Mandurah has approved a 1.9 per cent increase in rates saying it's the lowest rate rise in almost 20 years.

The City of Mandurah also approved its 2017/18 financial budget at a special council meeting held on Tuesday night.

Big budget items include Lakelands Library, the installation of CCTV in a number of locations, the Dallas Street intersection and the upgrade of Pinjarra Road.

The 1.9 per cent increase for ratepayers is expected to bring in around $1.5 million extra for the City of Mandurah.

Mayor Marina Vergone said it is lowest the rate rise in almost 20 years.

"Council has been working on this budget for about 10 months, looking at what projects are really important for Mandurah and not spending money that is not 100 per cent necessary.

"We wanted to keep rates as low as possible because we know how hard everyone is finding it right now."

CEO Mark Newman said the vast majority of metropolitan councils have achieved a rate increase of between 1.5 and 2.5 per cent.


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