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)