Special Rate Variation


UPDATE: The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal announced it's approval of Council's application for a cumulative rate increase of 45.3% from 2016 to 2020 on 17 May 2016. 

Following a period of sustained community engagement, Council at its meeting of 10 February 2016 resolved to apply for a Special Rate Variation (SRV) to reduce infrastructure backlogs and achieve sustainability indicators set by the NSW State Government’s ‘Fit for the Future’ Local Government Reform program.

Council applied for a cumulative rate increase of 45.3% from 2016 to 2020, with the 2019-20 proposed increase to include continuation of the Environmental Levy in perpetuity.

IPART approved Council’s application with percentage increases to be applied as follows:

  • 2016-17 8.55%
  • 2017-18 9.25%
  • 2018-19 9.25%
  • 2019-20 12.15% (includes continuation of the Environmental Levy)

Further Information

For more information please visit www.yoursaywingecarribee.com.au or use the following links:

WSC Media Release

IPART Media Release

IPART Determination

Application, Submissions and Notification Letter