11 June 2019
Paying the Price
What a misleading heading on the front page of today's paper. It's good to know that rate rises would have been limited (if the state government had been able to introduce rate capping) to 2.9%. Unley's consulted and probable rate rise is only 2.1%. So you would have paid more with rate capping that you will without it! Nevertheless the writer names a few Councils who have raided their rates by 3% or more and these are accused of massive rate hikes. So what is the average rate rise across the city and for south Australia? While this data might have given you the actual rate increase it was nowhere to be found. Once again it shows that Councils can be responsible and don't need someone else to tell them how to be responsible.