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 2019/2020 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 2019-2023.

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 2019/2020 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:

Ovals, Parks, Gardens, Foreshore & Recreation


  • Hampton Gardens - Replace stairs at toilet.
  • Hampton Gardens (west side) - Install paving & seating.
  • Lions Park car park - Construct & Seal.
  • Cemetery - Commence Stage 1 to renew fencing.
  • Bowling Club - Replace bar floor tiles.
  • Community Centre - Netball/basketball courts renewal & lighting.


  • Blue Holes access & car park - Construct & Seal.
  • Foreshore
    • Install 3 shade shelters with table & bench seating.
    • Install bollard lighting along new dual use Pathway.
  • Grey Street/Red Bluff Carpark - Install 3 seats.
  • Jacques Point - Construct Public Ablutions.
  • Camp School - Disabled Ablution.


  • Whiting Pool - Replace steps at access.
  • Community Centre - Install shade shelter over playground.

Major and Specific Maintenance Roadworks

  • Northampton - Bateman Street, Erwood Rd/Thornton St & Fifth Ave - Construct & Seal
  • Kalbarri – Porter St (Grey St to Walker St) & Smith St (Hasleby St to Carlton Cres) - Reseal (Asphalt)
  • Kalbarri – Gantheaume Cres, Patrick Cres, Ralph St & Walker St - Reseal
  • Kalbarri – Karina Mews - Kerb Replacement & Reseal.
  • Rural - Hatch Rd - Install Culvert & Seal Floodway.

Regional Road Group Projects

  • Kalbarri Rd (Airport East) & Port Gregory Rd (Full Length) - Shoulder Reconditioning.

Roads to Recovery

  • Kalbarri Rd (Airport East) & Port Gregory Rd (Full Length) - Shoulder Reconditioning.
  • Harvey/Horry Rds (3.25kms) & Thornton St/Erwood Rd - Construct & Seal.

Royalties for Regions

  • Harvey/Horry Rds (3.25kms) - Construct & Seal.

Footpath Projects

  • Northampton - Stephen St - Replace DUP from NWCH to West Street.
  • Kalbarri - Grey St
    • Allen Centre front - Replace section of DUP.
    • Ruston St to Red Bluff Rd - Install DUP.
  • Melaleuca Pathway - Repair works.
  • Glass St - Tiki Cove to Medical Centre - Install DUP.
  • Port Gregory - Port St to Lynton Ave - Install DUP.

Plant Purchases

  • Replace 1 Truck & Trailer, 1 Vibe Roller & 4 x Utilities.


  • Kalbarri - Install/construct bus shelter.

Waste Disposal Sites

  • Binnu - Develop new landfill site.

Promotional Signage

  • 2 location each:
    • Horrocks (Horrocks Rd turnoff & White Cliffs Rd turnoff)
    • Port Gregory (each side of Port Gregory spur road).

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 - 5.00pm
Sunday 8.00am - 5.00pm Sunday 10.00am - 5.00pm


Within the 2019/2020 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 2019 is $1,586,419, funds totaling $365,000 will be loaned in 2019/2020 for the purchase of plant.

Residents wishing to inspect the 2019/2020 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 2018/2019 has been audited and is now available online.

Click here to view the latest annual report

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