Why is Council looking to increase rates now?

To achieve financial sustainability and manage the community's infrastructure, we either need to increase our income by increasing rates, or reduce our expenditure by decreasing the level of services we provide to our community.

If NSW councils want to increase rates beyond the rate peg amount they have to apply to IPART for a special rate variation, and in doing so must demonstrate extensive consultation and significant support from the community.

Securing our Future is a 6-month consultation process Council is conducting with a view to making an application to IPART in 2012. Applications close on 24 February 2012 for rate increases commencing in the 2012/13 financial year.

You can find out more about Council's financial management by downloading our information sheets on Services, Revenue and Expenditure, Sustainability, Efficiency and Enterprise, and Assets.

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