Clarence Valley Council’s acting general manager Ashley Lindsay
Clarence Valley Council’s acting general manager Ashley Lindsay

Have your say on rates rise

RATEPAYERS across the Clarence Valley should start getting information regarding a special rates variation and a range of revenue saving measures being considered by the council.

CVC's acting general manager Ashley Lindsay said ratepayers were being asked to provide their views on the possibility of a rate rise of 8% a year (inclusive of the rate-pegged limit) and a range of other measures to address the council's long-term financial sustainability.

"The council is seeking community feedback on proposals to improve its long-term financial sustainability, including an 8% rise in the general rate each year for five years starting from July 1, 2016 and a review of 24 discretionary services," Mr Lindsay said. 

"An annual 8% increase in rates would mean an extra cost of under $2.50 a week."

Councillors will make their decision based on community feedback so all ratepayers are encouraged to provide feedback via a printed or online survey, which is available at www.clarenceconversations.com.au/roadstosustainability, email council@clarence.nsw.au, write to Locked Bag 23, Grafton.

Consultation ends September 25, with councillors to consider survey results in October.



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