“The 2020-2021 Budget is a reflection of our commitment to continue to help our region regenerate after this unprecedented period and that is why, as promised, there is a zero percent increase in rates and fees and charges,” said Shire President Lynne Craigie OAM.
“The budget also includes an extensive $24 million capital works program including more than $6.2 million allocated to the Newman Water Treatment Plant, renewing our essential infrastructure and ensuring our ovals and parks remain green. We have also allocated one million dollars for planning and development of a Newman Caravan Park which will be of enormous benefit visitors and tourists to our region.
“Every year, Council carefully and methodically prepare the budget to make the most of the money we have to support our communities and ensure the people we serve receive the benefits of this planning, and we are confident this budget will enable us to do that,” she added.
2020-2021 BUDGET HIGHLIGHTS:
Newman Water Treatment Plant Upgrade $6,259,400
Rural Playground Upgrades $250,000
Potable Water at Cape Keraudren $280,000
Airport Capital Works $3,750,000
Landfill Improvements $992,000
Newman Caravan Park Planning & Upgrades $1,000,000
Aboriginal Access and Rural Roads $6,081,700