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Rates

A range of Council services are funded by rates - from water and roads to sports, recreation and playgrounds.

The City of Salisbury’s 2019/20 Rates Brochure offers a brief snapshot of Council's 2019/20 Annual Plan, and the way Council has strived to deliver the key projects the community has identified as priorities

The City of Salisbury has worked hard to ensure we maintain all existing service levels while continuing to invest in streetscapes, verge maintenance, flood management, as well as recreation and sporting facilities.

The Infrastructure Program will feature a range of projects, including $14.9 million on asset renewal. Council manages community assets valued at over $1.9 billion in the form of roads, footpaths, buildings and parks. It also includes a number of large scale projects, some of which will be delivered over multiple years, including the Paddocks Masterplan, Bridgestone Reserve Athletics Facility and the building upgrade program.

The development of the Salisbury Community Hub is nearing completion and is scheduled to officially open to the community later in the year.

The 2019/20 Annual Plan sets an average rate increase of 2.9 per cent. This was higher than the initial proposed increase of 2.5 per cent, due to the State Government 40 per cent increase in the solid waste levy. This resulted in a $777,000 cost increase, which equates to approximately a 0.8 per cent increase in rates. Council absorbed the balance of approximately $400,000 in a reduced surplus. Over the next four years the impact of the increase of the solid waste levy is estimated at about $4.9 million. Council will continue to work on reducing the impact of this.

Some of the priorities for 2019/20 include:

  • Park, sports field and playgrounds - $0.8 million
  • Street trees program - $1.4 million
  • Salisbury Oval implementation - $1.7 million
  • Bridgestone Reserve athletics facility - $1.6 million
  • Paddocks masterplan implementation - $2.1 million
  • Building upgrade program - $2.6 million
  • Local flooding and flood mitigation projects - $2.7 million
  • Road reseal and kerb replacement - $8.6 million

Download the 2019/20 Rates Brochure.