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City of Mandurah councillors have approved a 3.4 per cent rate increase at a special council meeting last week.
The new budget will allow community infrastructure to start, such as stage two of the Mandurah Aquatic and Recreation Centre (MARC) redevelopment and the construction of a new seawall on the Eastern Foreshore.
There will also be a big focus on environmental management, particularly the Peel-Harvey Estuary and taking action against shoreline erosion.
Chief Executive Officer Mark Newman said Mandurah continued to experience higher than average population growth, which presented a challenge to the City and the Council.
If you are experiencing financial stress ring the Council Rates section on 9550 3745 to work out an alternative payment method.