Shire announces 2021/2022 budget

Published on Wednesday, 14 July 2021 at 3:00:00 PM

The Shire of Coolgardie has confirmed its budget for the 2021/2022 financial year with capital works and continuation of service delivery the key objectives.

Shire President, Malcolm Cullen said one of the challenges for this year’s budget was the impact of COVID-19.

“COVID-19 placed significant pressure on cashflow during 2020/2021. The Shire spent an extra $500,000 in order to maintain facilities and adhere to WA Health Department requirements.”

“This budget maintains our focus on core services, efficiencies, an extensive array of community initiatives and the renewal and maintenance of Shire assets.”

“By increasing rates by 1.9%, we will be able to maintain current services as well as fund future infrastructure renewal projects, so we continue to meet community expectations as well as stimulate the Shire of Coolgardie economy,” said Cr Cullen

The Shire expects to raise $8.7 million in rates revenue for 2021/2022.

Budget breakdown

Over the next year, the Shire of Coolgardie will invest $36.3 million to improve services and facilities for the local community. Based on the feedback in the 2021 Community Survey, the budget will be allocated as follows:

  • 29% on rural roads and town street maintenance
  • 13% on recreational facilities
  • 11% on waste and sanitary services
  • 8% on parks and gardens
  • 7% on economic development
  • 5% on regulatory services
  • 5% on other services (education, welfare etc.)
  • 3% on health services
  • 2% on community facilities

The Shire has budgeted to undertake an ambitious capital expenditure programme estimated at $25.2 million. This includes;

  • Carins Road - $511,000
  • Cave Hill Road - $420,000
  • Sharpe Road Kurrawang - $320,000
  • Coolgardie Tip Road - $170,000
  • Ora Banda Road - $145,500
  • Housing and Workers Accommodation - $9,000,000
  • Coolgardie Cultural & Community Hub - $1,388,200
  • Tyre Shredder - $1,000,000
  • Coolgardie Transit Park - Driver Reviver - $208,000
  • Coolgardie Refuse Site - $2,500,000
  • Waste Sorting Facility - $4.950,000
  • Recycling Plant - $2,200,000

The Shire Road Network will also benefit this year with over $2.1 million to be spent on road renewal and almost $740,000 on road maintenance.

For media enquiries, please contact:

Cr Malcolm Cullen

President, Shire of Coolgardie

P: 9080 2111

M: 0417 266 191



Joy Charlton

Communication and Media Officer

P: 9080 2111

M: 0438 675 404




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