Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Region. Special rate variations aproved

The Minister for Local Government, Barbara Perry, has approved special rate variation applications by three local government authorities in Western Sydney, for the 2010-11 financial year. The variations are: Camden 4.5 per cent, Blue Mountains 4.4 per cent and Parramatta 4.9 per cent. Campbelltown withdrew its application. “Applications also had to show a strong business case showing the need for the increase,” the minister said. A special rate variation allows councils to lift their rates above the rate peg of 2.6 per cent in order to fund a specific project.

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