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A community vision to plant one million trees in the City of Greater Geraldton. You can get involved by making your tree count, attending community planting days and visiting the community nursery.

Brilliant colours and lush scents are carpeting the grounds with vivid beauty this wildflower season, all thanks to above average rainfall in Mullewa and surrounding areas.

Do you know a police officer or team who has excelled iat their job? Nominate them now for this year's Nine News WA Police Excellence Awards.

News

Local artist takes Geraldton to Jeju
Friday, September 12, 2014

Local artist takes Geraldton to Jeju

Gridlocked. Hardly, but multi-award winning, Mid West practising artist, Marianne Penberthy, says she has always been attracted to grids which feature strongly in her work. “Grids int...

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Sea Princess to visit Geraldton
Friday, September 12, 2014

Sea Princess to visit Geraldton

Cruise liner the Sea Princess, will be paying Geraldton a visit on Monday September 15. The 15 deck, 77 499 ton Cruise ship is expected to arrive at 8am and depart at 6pm the same day, with...

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Regional Capitals Alliance visits chilly Canberra
Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Regional Capitals Alliance visits chilly Canberra

Last week, City of Greater Geraldton CEO, Ken Diehm and Mayor, Ian Carpenter, flew to chilly Canberra with a delegation from the Regional Capitals Alliance (RCA) to keep the focus on change ...

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Big Sky Readers and Writers Festival program changes
Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Big Sky Readers and Writers Festival program changes

Due to unforeseen circumstances, changes have been necessary to the Big Sky Readers and Writers Festival program this weekend. The adult Master Class, Comedy a go-go with Tim Ferguson on Fr...

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City Budget 2014-15

In one of the tightest budgets the City of Greater Geraldton has had to bring in, Council has endorsed a rate increase of 4.3% on residential rates, a reduction of 0.9%, and an increase of only 3.6% on non-residential rates, equating to a reduction of 1.6% on the advertised proposed rate.

The increase in rates for an average residential property will be $1.27 per week.

The City worked with two Community Panels that reviewed the Council’s Capital Works Program and range and level of services. Their recommendations were accepted by Council and incorporated into the 2014-15 Budget.

Big ticket items that feature in the budget and are close to the hearts of many ratepayers include around $4.7 million addressing coastal erosion and beach protection; funding of $100,000 to investigate domestic recycling and $900,000 to undertake green waste processing, concrete crushing and the design of an integrated resource recovery centre.

And of course, one of the major infrastructure requirements – roads, footpaths and drains will get an injection of more than $5 million for upgrades.

Read the full coverage of the 2014-15 Budget here.