Ratepayers in the Mid Murray Council area are being asked to consider a number of changes to the rates rating system in a bid to make it more equitable and simpler.
The council is concerned about the unfairness and complexities of the current system, and as such is asking residents to take part in a consultation process for proposed changes.
The changes could include:
- Increasing the minimum rate;
- Diminishing the differential between land uses;
- Moving to a differential rating structure based on land use (instead of a combination of land use and locality);
- Introducing a waste collection charge for those who receive general waste collection.
These changes would be introduced gradually over a five-year period.
Mid Murray Mayor Dave Burgess said…