Application and determination

Following extensive community engagement and the unanimous decision by Council at its Ordinary Council meeting in November 2022, Council submitted its application for a special rate variation (SRV) in January 2023. IPART announced Council was successful on 15 June 2023.

IPART assesses special variation applications against criteria set by the Office of Local Government. The criteria require Councils to demonstrate the need for the additional revenue, provide evidence that the community is aware of the need for and extent of a rate rise, exhibit relevant planning documents, explain council’s productivity and cost containment actions and plans, and establish that the impact on affected ratepayers is reasonable.

You can view Council’s application and IPART’s determination report on IPART's website here.