Where is my rates money being spent?

We often get people Everything Geraldton saying things along the lines of "what does my rates money get spent on anyway?" Well, apart from the Library, Airport, Queens Park Theatre, town planning, ranger services, parks, roads, street lighting, Aquarena, QE2 seniors centre, family day care, Art Gallery, Visitor Centre and waste management... here's where some of your rates monies will be spent in 2014-15.

City of Greater Geraldton 2014-15 Budget expenditure at a glance:

  • $150,000 to upgrade Mullewa landfill
  • $100,000 to investigate domestic recycling
  • $133,000 increase in street tree pruning
  • $200,000 for emergent restoration and coastal management
  • $440,000 for CCTV cameras for the Esplanade, West End precinct and Sydney II Memorial
  • $500,000 in renewing existing footpaths and cycleways
  • $520,000 for improved fire fighting capability at the Airport
  • $600,000 upgrade of Wonthella Skate Park
  • $700,000 upgrades to the works Depot
  • $750,000 for a new Animal Management Facility
  • $900,000 to undertake greenwaste processing, concrete crushing, improvement works, and to design an integrated resource recovery facility at meru landfill
  • $950,000 for a new environmentally friendly geothermal air conditioning plant at the Geraldton Art Gallery
  • $1,000,000 renovations to WA’s first Railway Station building to house visitor centre
  • $1,500,000 for 500 lux lights at Wonthella Oval to attract high calibre events
  • Around $1.5 million in drainage renewal and improvement works
  • $1,940,000 for new youth recreation facilities in the West End precinct
  • $2,100,000 for Airport lounge extensions
  • $4,700,000 for beach stabilisation at Beresford, Greys and St Georges Beach
  • $4,750,000 for a multi user facility on the West End to replace ageing building housing community groups
  • About $4.5 million in pavement, intersection and kerbing renewal works throughout the City
  • $26,000,000 to complete the Karloo Wandina Project, including Verita Road and a connecting bridge to Abraham street



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