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Proposed Long Term Financial Plan and Proposed Special Rate Variation

Council has prepared a DRAFT Long Term Financial Plan (LTFP) which includes a proposed Special Rate Variation (SRV) of 10% per year for 7 years.

The LFTP can be viewed by clicking on the following link – DRAFT Balranald LTFP 2017-27

The Community Engagement Plan can be viewed by clicking on the following link – Balranald – Community Engagement Plan

Hard copies are also available for viewing at:

  • Balranald Council Office – 70 Market Street, Balranald
  • Balranald Library, 36 We Street, Balranald (Corner of Market & We Street)
  • Euston Post Office,  39 Murray Terrace, Euston

What is, and why do we need a Special Rates variation?

All council revenue is regulated under ‘rate pegging’.  Basically The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal sets a rate peg which limits the amount Councils can increase their rates from one year to the next. The rate peg over previous years has not enabled Council to maintain assets and services at current levels and renew these assets in accordance with community expectations and good asset management practice.

A Special Rates Variation (SRV) would allow Council to increase their rates over the rate peg in order to meet the needs of the community or it can adopt the status quo.

 

Message from the Mayor 

Please click on the following link to view the message from the Mayor. *Please note – the deadline to have your day has now closed.  If you require further information, please contact Council on 03 5020 1300   – Message from the Mayor – Community Engagement Leaflet

 

Do you have any questions?

Please click the link to view Frequently Asked Questions – Frequently Asked Questions Balranald