Council has considered community views in preparing this 2016/17 Adopted Budget to ensure we are meeting the needs of our residents.
In December 2015, Minister for Local Government announced that Victorian council rate rises would be capped to the rate of inflation, 2.5%, for 2016/17. While Councils could elect to apply for an exemption to this amount, Council has agreed to uphold this rate.
There are also costs that Council has no control over, including unfunded superannuation liabilities and the State Government Landfill and Fire Services levies. We are required to collect these levies even though they are not Council charges.