• Community input sought on council draft

    AT the recent council meeting a Draft Rating Strategy for the 2019-20 financial year was presented to councillors, to be released for community engagement.

    On average, changes will have a favourable impact on some (predominantly residential and vacant land holders), and an unfavourable impact on others (commercial, farmland and rural residential).

    The strategy is to have no impact on the actual level of revenue generated by council, but rather determines the allocation.

    In terms of economic impact, large land holdings with high land value will be impacted more than others by the change in the municipal charge level as the portion of rates based on property value is increased.

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