How will this affect you?

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

What are the options?

Council will apply for a compounded increase under s 508A of the Local Government Act 1993. Two funding options have been put forward: maintain service and improve service.

MAINTAIN SERVICE

(Option 1)

Current service levels would be maintained in the short term, but later decline. Rates increase only by approved ‘rate peg’ amount. Council’s capital works program may be compromised and priority will be given to essential infrastructure projects.

IMPROVE SERVICE

(Option 2)

Improved service levels, new capital projects, upgrading and maintenance of existing infrastructure. This is supported by a special variation each year over four years commencing 2019/20.

 

What is the percentage increase each year under each option?

 

 

2019/20

2020/21

2021/22

2022/23

Additional income

Cumulative Impact

DECLINE IN SERVICE


2.7%
(ratepeg)


2.5%
(ratepeg)


2.5%
(ratepeg)

 2.5%
(ratepeg)


N/A


10.6%

IMPROVE SERVICE


4.7%


4.5%


4.5%

 4.5%


$1.992m


19.5%

*Please note: The 'rate peg' of 2.7% for 2019/20 was announced by IPART on 19 November 2017. All other 'rate pegs' are based on IPART estimates.

 

Reducing the impact on residents

Council has ensured that the proposed special variation has a minimal impact to ratepayers. The rate increase would cost ratepayers would cost less than $4 per week by the final year for 66 per cent of ratepayers.

Furthermore, Council implemented an incremental increase to the Pensioner Rebate Scheme commencing 2018-19. In order to minimise the impact of an SRV, Council has introduced an additional pensioner rebate. The rebate scheme is as follows.

  2018/19
2019/20
2020/21 2021/22
and beyond
Rebate each year $50
$75
$125
$125

 

 

How will this affect you?

 

MAINTAIN
SERVICE 
2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22 2022/23 Additional payment at the end of 4 years
Business A $3,011 $3,092 $3,170 $3,249 $3,330 $319
Business B  $13,397 $13,758 $14,102 $14,455 $14,816 $1,420
Business C $12,881 $13,229 $13,559 $13,898 $14,246 $1,365
Business D $45,881 $47,120 $48,298 $49,505 $50,743 $4,862
Mixed Development $2,042 $2,097 $2,149 $2,203 $2,258 $216
Residential $1,358 $1,395 $1,430 $1,446 $1,502 $144
Town Centre - 
Minor
$3,481 $3,575 $3,664 $3,756 $3,850 $369
Town Centre -
Residential
 $1,256 $1,290 $1,322 $1,355 $1,389 $133
IMPROVE
SERVICE 
2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22 2022/23 Additional payment at the end of 4 years
Business A  $3,011  $3,153  $3,295  $3,443  $3,598  $587
Business B  $13,397  $14,026 $14,657
 $15,317  $16,006  $2,610
Business C  $12,881  $13,486  $14,093  $14,727 $15,390
 $2,509
Business D  $45,881  $48,037  $50,199  $52,458  $54,819  $8,938
Mixed
Development
$2,042 $2,138  $2,234  $2,335 $2,440  $398
Residential  $1,358  $1,422  $1,486  $1,553  $1,623  $265
Town Centre - 
Minor
 $3,481  $3,645  $3,809  $3,980  $4,159  $678
Town Centre - 
Residential
 $1,256  $1,315  $1,374  $1,436  $1,501  $245
Note: All scenarios include the rate peg adjustment estimated at 2.5% (2.7% for 2019/20)