20 June 2019

Waste levy to rise

And way for than CPI, this from a state government that wants rate capping! After the budget has been consulted they tell Councils that the waste levy will rise to $140/ ton to dispose of rubbish. The purpose of the excessive rise is to encourage Councils to send less waste (blue bin) to  the dump. The extra money to pay for this is unlikely to be able to be accommodated  whithin the consulted 2.1% rate rise. Council will have to decide next week how much the rates will rise above this or delete projects from our budget. You may remember that I asked that the community be consulted on a higher rate rise but me my motion was defeated. Now the probable increased rate will come as  surprise to most.

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