Objects and Reasons for Differential Rates 2024-25


The City prepares a budget each year which must be adopted by Council. The budget aims to fund the City to deliver essential services and key infrastructure for the community while ensuring that rates provide good value for money. 

It is a requirement of the Local Government Act that the City must advertise its differential rates in a document called ‘Objects & Reasons’. This document explains what the proposed differential rates are, why different properties are charged different rates and what the proposed rate in the dollar is next year. In this document we also explain how rates are calculated and have provided an overview of the proposed capital works expenditure and key infrastructure projects for 2024-25. 

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Cockburn Nyungar moort Beeliar boodja-k kaadadjiny. Koora, yeyi, benang baalap nidja boodja-k kaaradjiny.
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