We’ve been talking with our community about Council’s financial position and ways we can balance our budget since July 2022.
The Council met on 8 November 2022, and after carefully considering the community feedback received, unanimously agreed to submit an application to the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) for a Special Rate Variation of 9.5% each year for three years.
The application has now been submitted and will be available for further community consultation via IPART, which is expected to occur during February 2023.
Independent expert advice
Independent experts have advised us to take urgent steps now to ensure long term financial sustainability.