This page contains information relating to the Shire's annual budget and annual report.

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Annual Budget

In January/February of each year Council advertises inviting submissions for the coming annual budget. Submissions will be accepted any time up until the end of March of each year for the financial year commencing in the following July. Council generally adopts their budget at a special meeting of Council in the latter half of July.

Budget submission form

Budget information

Annual budgets are available from either the Northampton or Kalbarri Libraries.

Budget Information

The preparation of the 2021/2022 budget is based on Council’s direction for the financial year.  This direction incorporates the focus of maintaining existing services and facilities at levels customers expect.  In addition to this, the budget also reflects strategies and projects contained in the Corporate Business Plan 2021-2024.

Councillors are continually assessing the role of local government in the community and are always seeking the views and opinions of residents and ratepayers on major capital works to be undertaken.  It is then Council’s decision to refine and adopt a budget, while trying to accommodate all reasonable requests within appropriate funding limits and rate increases.

Following lengthy deliberations, Council has balanced the 2021/2022 budget.  Due to funding constraints an amount of requests were not included in this years’ budget.

Major items in this year’s budget that fall into the category of expansion include:

Office, Depots, Other

  • Northampton - Replace Copier
  • Kalbarri Depot - Install new ablution
  • Port Gregory Water Supply - Replace all fire hydrants     

                                                        - Tank monitoring system  

Ovals, Parks, Gardens, Foreshore & Recreation


  • Community Centre - Brick pave area south of commentator's box

                                           - Works for rising damp to stadium wall and 

                                             reinstate paving / road south end.

                                           -Sump upgrade to improve carpark drainage

  • RSL Hall - Sand and seal floor
  • Pump Tracks


  • Allen Centre - Complete long vehicle parking area.
  • Kalbarri Foreshore- New lawn Grey St - Pelican North


  • Install dump point and seal access to dump point.
  • Pump tracks 


Major and Specific Maintenance Roadworks

  • Northampton - Gwalla Street - Construct, seal and Install drainage
  • Northampton - Second Ave - construct, seal and install drainage
  • Northampton - Forest St - Reseal 0.42 - 1.37SLK
  • Northampton - Brook St - Reseal
  • Northampton - Grey St - Stage 1 - Asphalt Reseal
  • Northampton - Harney St - Reseal 0.0 - 3.0SLK
  • Kalbarri – Richardson Road - Reseal
  • Kalbarri – Dalgleish Cresent - Reseal
  • Kalbarri – Karina Mews - Kerb Replacement & Reseal.
  • Kalbarri -  Grey St - Complete parallel parking
  • Horrocks - Glance St - reseal
  • Port Gregory - Port Gregory Road- Reseal SLK 0.00 to 5.32

Regional Road Group Projects

  • Kalbarri Rd - Reseal SLK28 to SLK38
  • Northampton Nabawa Road - Reseal SLK0.0 to SLK 4.38

Roads to Recovery

  • Kalbarri Road - Reseal SLK 28 to SLK 38
  • Northampton Nabawa Road - Reseal SLK 0.0 to SLK 4.38
  • Ogilivie East Road - Reseal SLK 0.00 to 3.2SLK
  • Port Gregory Road - Reseal SLK 0.00 to 5.32

Footpath Projects

  • Northampton - Stephen St - Replace DUP from NWCH to West Street.
  • Kalbarri - Grey St - replace section to Allen Centre.
  • Kalbarri - Grey St - Replace old asphalt for new concrete

                                           through to new DUP near CBD on river side of Grey Street

Plant Purchases

  • Replace 1 maintenance truck - Northampton
  • Truck and Trailer tarpaulins
  • Heavy Loader - Northampton
  • Zero Turn 42" Mower - Horrocks
  • Replace 3 x utilities
  • Replace Fleet Vehicle and purchase 1 Fleet Vehicle


Waste Disposal Sites

  • Binnu - Establish new landfill site.


  • Transfer funds for Kalbarri Aerodrome runway reseal works in 2022/23

Refuse Charges

All refuse removal charges are listed below and are relative to the cost of compliance in maintaining refuse sites within the Shire.

Residential/Caravan Park’s

  • Horrocks $335 per annum per service/bin
  • Kalbarri $335 per annum per service/bin
  • Northampton $335 per annum per service/bin
  • Port Gregory $335 per annum per service/bin

Business Refuse

  • Business - Kalbarri - $670 per annum per service
  • Business – Other $670 per annum per service

Shire Tip Hours

Northampton Tip                                                                                      Kalbarri Tip

Monday Closed Monday 10.00am - 2.00pm
Tuesday Closed Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 1.00pm - 5.00pm Wednesday 10.00am - 2.00pm
Thursday Closed Thursday Closed
Friday Closed Friday 10.00am - 2.00pm
Saturday 8.00am - 5.00pm Saturday 10.00am - 2.00pm
Sunday 8.00am - 5.00pm Sunday 10.00am - 2.00pm


Within the 2010/2022 budget Council proposes to continue further works on its refuse sites within the Shire to ensure compliance with the licence requirements issued by the Department of Environment.

Council’s loan liability as at the 30th June 2021 is $1,578,676. The 2021/2022 includes additional loan funding of $100,000 for plant purchase.

Residents wishing to inspect the 2021/2022 Budget in greater detail can do so by obtaining a copy from Council offices in Kalbarri or Northampton.

Annual Report

The Shire of Northampton's Annual Report for 2020/2021 has been audited and is now available online.

Click here to view the latest annual report

Click here to view the Letter to Minister - Significant Adverse Trend - Operating Surplus Ratio 2020-2021 Annual Report

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