Message from the Mayor

 As a Council, we are proud to have completed 2021/22 financial year with a projected surplus of $5.57M.

The 5% rate increase supporting this year’s budget, equates to an extra $2.15 per week (for the median household). The rates revenue, along with other income sources, ensures the City can continue to deliver projects and initiatives that benefit our community, enrich our environment and develop opportunities for the future.

This year we will invest $73.33M into key construction projects that will enhance various public spaces (especially for families) and improve critical infrastructure such as roads and lighting. We are embarking on some of the largest projects that the City has delivered in my time as a Mayor including the Kal City Centre Project, that will revitalise Kalgoorlie’s CBD, the Kalgoorlie Golf Course Resort and the development of a Youth Precinct in Kingsbury Park.

In response to community sentiment about roads infrastructure, $16.7M will be invested into our roads renewal and upgrades program this year. Safety and security is an area of community concern, and a priority fro the City. We will continue to invest in several community safety initiatives including, lighting upgrades, CCTV rebates, the Safer Streets Patrol and other initiatives over the next financial year.

Other funded projects include upgrades to our Christmas decorations, installation of the landmark sculpture, recreational area upgrades, increased tree planting and the continuation of upgrades to parks and gardens.

Our community groups will continue to access funding through our grants scheme and sponsorships with an additional $1.3M budgeted to support next year’s activities and events.

I am confident that this year’s budget demonstrates Council’s commitment to responding to its ratepayers through a renewed investment into roads, public spaces, safety and community development.

John Bowler

2022/23 Budget Highlights

  • $15.5 million towards the Kal City Centre Transformation Project
  • $16.7 million towards upgrading roads, footpaths, and drainage
  • $2.4 million in grants and sponsorships to community groups
  • $8.8 million towards water recycling and sewerage upgrades
  • $5.5 million for the development of a Youth Hub at Kingsbury Park
  • $1 million in LED upgrades to street lighting
  • $2.8 million towards land development initiatives
  • $13 million in community and recreational facility improvements

Budget Distribution and Revenue Breakdown

The majority of the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder’s operational funding is sourced from government funding, the private sector, fees and charges, and returns on investments. This year, residential rates comprise one-third of the Council’s total income.

Budget Distribution and Revenue Breakdown

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