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 2017/2018 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 2016-2020.

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 201672018 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

  • Replace 4 x tanks at Wannerenooka Site
  • Replace “Wheal of May” pipeline.
  • Kalbarri Foreshore – nature based playground.
  • Binnu – re-surface Tennis courts.

Major and Specific Maintenance Roadworks

  • Northampton - West Street – Reseal from Bateman Street to Stephen Street.
  • Northampton – Kitson Court – Reseal.
  • Kalbarri – Gallant Close - Reseal.
  • Kalbarri – Hackney Street – Reseal.
  • Kalbarri – Reseal VRM Car Park.
  • Sandy Gully – Works to allow RAV4 network operations.
  • Swamps Road – Works to allow RAV4 network operations. 

Regional Road Group Projects

  • Kalbarri Road – shoulder reconditioning works – 10kms
  • Horrocks Road – shoulder reconditioning works – 3.5kms.

Roads to Recovery

  • Chilimony Road – Reconstruct shoulders Reseal Stage 2
  • Parker & Wundi Roads – Gravel sheet approx 4.5kms.
  • Horrocks - Mitchell Street – install kerb, drainage and resurfacing.

Royalties for Regions

  • White Cliffs Road – Commence Stage 1 - construct and seal 7km out of 13.

Footpath Projects

(carry over from 2016/2017)

  • Northampton - Stephen Street – Replace from NWCH to West Street. 

New Works

  • Kalbarri Recreation Centre: construct car park and entry

Plant Purchases

  • Replace Tandem Axle Pig Trailer

Black Spot Funding

  • Grey St/Red Bluff Cnr: reconstruct corner, parking areas & DUP


  • Kalbarri: construct Shed for Community Bus
  • Refuse Removal 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 $330 per annum per service/bin
  • Kalbarri $330 per annum per service/bin
  • Northampton $330 per annum per service/bin
  • Port Gregory $330 per annum per service/bin

Business Refuse

  • Business - Kalbarri - $660 per annum per service
  • Business – Other $660 per annum per service

Within the 2017/2018 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 2017 is $1,417,801.

Residents wishing to inspect the 2017/2018 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 2017/2018 has been audited and is now available online.

Click here to view the latest annual report

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