City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Mayor John Bowler said the City was pleased to see the City’s Financial Health Index ranking improve to equal fourth place in the latest mycouncil results, which were released today.
The mycouncil website, which was launched by the State Government in 2016, gives the community access to local government performance data for Councils and measures their financial health, revenue, expenditure, rates and waste and recycling data.
Mayor Bowler said the continuing improvement in City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder’s ranking was a result of the Council’s ongoing financial restraint, despite a commitment to keeping rates increases as low as possible in the past three years.
“We are really pleased with these results, as they are now starting to reflect the significant budget repair work that has been taking place since 2016,” he said.
“We are very proud to now be sitting in equal fourth place, with a Financial Health Indicator score of 94 out of 100, especially given our inaugural ranking of 139 out of 140 Councils in Western Australia,” he said.
“Of all the cities ranked, Kalgoorlie-Boulder is the highest placed regional city, and the equal second ranked city overall, with the City of Belmont on a score of 94. Only the City of Melville ranked higher, with a score of 98.
“Regionally, the City of Greater Geraldton comes in on 71, the City of Karratha on 68, the City of Bunbury on 62, and the City of Albany on 60.
“To get an idea of how significant the Financial Health Indicator ranking of 94 is, the State average score for 2017/18 was 67.25, so Kalgoorlie-Boulder is significantly above average.
“We will continue to deliver on key strategic projects and initiatives for the community of Kalgoorlie-Boulder whilst working to maintain, if not improve, our FHI score.”