Your Say On Rates

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At its meeting on October 18, 2016, Council voted to seek public comment on whether it should apply for a special rate rise that would replace the current one-off rise of 6.5% with a permanent rise of about 9% (being the 6.5% approved SRV from 2016/17 plus estimated rate peg of 2.5%).

If applied for and approved it would result in about a 4.3% increase in the base amount and ordinary rate on most current rates notices. It would not apply to annual domestic waste collection services, water or sewer charges or on-site effluent management charges. Further increases would be in line with the rate pegged limit.

No decision has been made to apply for the rate rise. That will only occur after getting the views of the community.

You can have your say on this page.

At its meeting on October 18, 2016, Council voted to seek public comment on whether it should apply for a special rate rise that would replace the current one-off rise of 6.5% with a permanent rise of about 9% (being the 6.5% approved SRV from 2016/17 plus estimated rate peg of 2.5%).

If applied for and approved it would result in about a 4.3% increase in the base amount and ordinary rate on most current rates notices. It would not apply to annual domestic waste collection services, water or sewer charges or on-site effluent management charges. Further increases would be in line with the rate pegged limit.

No decision has been made to apply for the rate rise. That will only occur after getting the views of the community.

You can have your say on this page.

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  • CLOSED: This discussion has concluded. Council has voted against seeking a Special Rate Variation for the 2017/18 financial year. Council thanks you for your comments.

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    The Clarence Valley Council is seeking the views of the community on a proposal that could result in an increase in the ordinary rate of about 4.3% above 2016/17 levels. The current 6.5% Special Rate Variation (SRV) expires on June 30, 2017. The proposal Council is considering is to apply for a 9% SRV starting July 1, 2017, which, if approved, would allow Council to retain the one-off 6.5% plus levy an estimated rate peg increase of 2.5% for 2017/18. This 9% SRV would be retained permanently in Council’s rate income.

    If Council does not make application for...

    The Clarence Valley Council is seeking the views of the community on a proposal that could result in an increase in the ordinary rate of about 4.3% above 2016/17 levels. The current 6.5% Special Rate Variation (SRV) expires on June 30, 2017. The proposal Council is considering is to apply for a 9% SRV starting July 1, 2017, which, if approved, would allow Council to retain the one-off 6.5% plus levy an estimated rate peg increase of 2.5% for 2017/18. This 9% SRV would be retained permanently in Council’s rate income.

    If Council does not make application for an SRV, Council’s general rate income for 2017/18 will fall by about $588,000, which equates to an average 2.3% reduction in the general rate for ratepayers.

    What options do you believe are available to Council to help improve its long-term financial position and help it reach the NSW Government's Fit for the Future benchmarks?
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