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 firstname.lastname@example.org, write to Locked Bag 23, Grafton.
Consultation ends September 25, with councillors to consider survey results in October.