Why consult?

Contrary to the opinions expressed by ratepayers, Willoughby Council has resolved to lodge an application with the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal to increase rates  (via way of an infrastructure Levy) by 27.37% over the next 7 years.

The need for the levy is to address the backlog of infrastructure works that has built up over the past 30 years from when rate pegging was introduced.

Council was divided on the issue. There must have been one Councillor absent as the Mayor used her casting vote in favour of the motion to increase the rates

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One thought on “Why consult?

  1. Subsequent to the adoption by Council to proceed with requesting approval for a rate increase a rescission motion was lodged. When the rescission motion was considered it was lost. So Council will proceed to requesting approval for a rate rise.

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