A message from the Mayor

Published: Wednesday, 17 July 2019 at 10:00:00 AM

Dear Vincent community,

You may not know that Vincent ratepayers experience one of the lowest rates in the metro area.

Last financial year, we ranked fourth lowest out of all 29 metropolitan Councils, and this budget will see us continue this trend.

At the City of Vincent, we are working hard to ensure strong and prudent financial management: investing in core services like footpaths, roads and drainage, looking after our ageing buildings and continuing to deliver quality community services.

Debt reduction, a 10 per cent cut in power costs through solar, and savings towards a Food Organics and Garden Organics (FOGO) three bin system are part of our future thinking. Our ongoing commitment to greening Vincent will see 350 more trees planted and an increase in Adopt-a-Verges delivered free to residents.

Economic times remain challenging for business in Vincent, so it is critical to keep economic activation strong, including a jump start for Beaufort Street.

We will bring people into our town centres, fill vacant shop fronts and activate our meeting places – like Leederville Village Square and North Perth Common – to help businesses survive and thrive.

Our service to you will be convenient and personalised, with a new centralised Community Hub. We will bring our Rangers back to the heart of Leederville, with more presence on our streets and a stronger community safety focus.

Parks and play are a priority, including nature play at Banks Reserve and Pop Up Play across our neighbourhoods.

A big thank you to our community once again for your budget ideas. This year, we are funding many of your proposals, with a focus on green space – including a bike trail and pump track, fencing and pathways to meander through our beautiful reserves.

We look forward to delivering you great service, economic activation, better parks and green space, and vibrant, safer streets.

- Mayor Emma Cole

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The 2019/20 edition of our budget news can be viewed below.

2019/20 Budget News (downloadable)

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