Funding Our Future

Over the past few years, Council has been listening to the community in order to identify and deliver services that are important to you.

One of the top priorities residents have raised is to maintain and upgrade local infrastructure including our roads, footpaths, kerbs and parks.

In order to continue delivering these services at our current level, Council will need to find additional funding. The most sustainable option is to apply for a Special Rate Variation (SRV).

This section of the website will provide you with all the information you need to know about SRVs, including why we need a SRV, the different options available, what impact it will have on you, where the money will go, and how you can have your say.


What you've asked for

Council conducted a comprehensive community consultation between November 2017 and March 2018, to determine whether the goals set out in the Burwood2030 Community Strategic Plan were still relevant.

What is a special variation?

Rate pegging was introduced by the NSW Government in 1977 to limit the amount by which councils can increase rate revenue from one year to the next.

How we've improved

T-Corp Report  In April 2013, The NSW Treasury Corporation released Financial Sustainability of the New South Wales Local Government Sector.

How will this affect you?

As a community, we must decide on the most suitable funding option for our future.

What difference will an SRV make?

An SRV will help reduce Council's infrastructure backlog from $20.

Have your say

Join the discussion and have your say on our funding future.