In 2020/2021 it is anticipated that 68% or $21.785m of Council’s operating revenue will come from rate revenue. Council’s rating strategy uses a combination of a fixed charge on every rateable property and a differential or variable rating system, based on land use, when calculating general rates.
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The LGA welcomes discussion around the setting of rates, as it focusses attention on why and how council rates are raised. However, the local government sector is firmly opposed to proposals under which unelected bureaucrats would effectively take over the role of elected members chosen by communities to represent their interests and make local decisions.
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