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 2020/2021 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 2020-2024.

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 2020/2021 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


  • Community Centre - check & reset oval playing lights.
  • Community Centre - install solar panels
  • Bowling Club - install synthetic bowling green
  • Kings Park - replace toilet
  • Cemetery Stage 2 to renew fencing.


  • Blue Holes- carpark install kerb and DUP
  • Kalbarri Recreation Centre - resurface playing courts
  • Construct public ablutions at Jacques Point


  • Install new shelter over BBQ
  • Install grass at Memorial wall
  • Sand blast & repaint community kitchens & ablutions

Port Gregory

  • Install 4 shelters on beach       


Major and Specific Maintenance Roadworks

  • Northampton - Bateman Street - Construct & Seal
  • Northampton - Fifth Ave - construct and reseal
  • Kalbarri – Smith St (Hasleby St - Patrick Cres) - Reseal (Asphalt)
  • Kalbarri – Nanda Drive  - Reseal
  • Kalbarri - Jacques Bvd - Reseal
  • Kalbarri – Karina Mews - Kerb Replacement & Reseal.
  • Kalbarri - Allen Centre - install bus / tourist carpark
  • Kalbarri - Grey St ( Woods St - Coles St) - construct parallel parking
  • Horrocks - Glance St - reseal

Regional Road Group Projects

  • Kalbarri Rd - reseal.

Roads to Recovery

  • Northampton - Stephen St - reseal (asphalt).
  • Binnu East Rd - reseal

Footpath Projects

  • Northampton - Stephen St - Replace DUP from NWCH to West Street.
  • Essex St - long vehicle parking to RSL ( north side)
  • Kalbarri - Grey St - replace section of DUP in front of Allen Centre.
  • Red Bluff Rd (north side) - install pathway to Red Bluff Rd
  • Melaleuca Pathway - Repair works.
  • Hackney St (north side school - shops ) - install pathway

Plant Purchases

  • Replace 1 maintenance truck
  • Replace 1 tractor
  • Replace 2 x Fleet vehicles
  • Fit load covers to all trucks & trailers
  • Tipping truck - c/cover 19/20
  • Pig Trailer - c/cover 19/20


Waste Disposal Sites

  • Binnu - Develop new landfill site.


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 2020/2021 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 2020 is $1,769,094.. The 2020/2021 budget does not include additional loan funding.

Residents wishing to inspect the 2020/2021 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 2019/2020 has been audited and is now available online.

Click here to view the latest annual report

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