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Revenue and Rating Plan Reference Group nominations

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Revenue and Rating Plan Reference Group nominations

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Revenue and Rating Plan Reference Group nominations


We’re seeking nominations for a reference group for council's Revenue and Rating Plan.

If you're interested in how the rating system works, it’s a great opportunity to learn about what a rating strategy is, how rates are calculated and ensure all demographics and ratepayer categories are represented.

To determine the most appropriate and affordable revenue and rating approach, Victorian councils are required under the Local Government Act 2020 to have a Revenue and Rating Plan.

The council adopted its Revenue and Rating Plan 2021 to 2022 to 2024 to 2025 at its June meeting.

Following that adoption, council is now seeking nominations to join the Revenue and Rating Plan Reference Group.

The group is expected to meet fortnightly over two to three months, meaning four to five meetings in total.

Meetings will be held in Wodonga in the early evening, at a time that suits participants.

The group will include:

  • Representation from a range of rate paying stakeholders including, representation from the different rating categories such as vacant landowners, residential home owners, commercial and industrial property owners, development use land holders and rural land holders;
  • Two councillors, one acting as chairperson; and,
  • Council’s Director Corporate Services

Nominations are also encouraged from various representative organisations such as business groups, tourism groups, community-based service providers, and environmental groups.

The reference group must present a report to councillors by December 2023.

December 6, 2022

The members of Council’s Revenue & Rating Plan Reference Group having been appointed.

  • Cr Graeme Simpfendorfer, Chair
  • Cr Olga Quilty
  • Angela Collins
  • Chris Phillips
  • David Brown
  • Greg Hayson
  • Mike Fraser
  • Ray Snell
  • Simon Fisher
  • Acting Director Susanne Andres
  • Council staff in advisory function

December 5, 2022

Nominations have now closed.

Thank you to everyone who nominated.

November 22, 2022

At the November council meeting, the council resolved to readvertise membership of the reference group to seek further applicants from different categories of ratepayers, and the appointment of additional members be delegated to the CEO, in consultation with the Recruitment Committee.

This consultation was reopened to act on that resolution and further nominations will be taken up to December 5, 2022.

September 7, 2022

Nominations have now closed.

Thank you to everyone who nominated.

August 17, 2022

Nominations are open for the Revenue and Rating Plan Reference Group.

Submissions can be made online (using the online form below), by e-mail or phone.

Written submissions must be clearly marked as '' and will be received up until . They can also be sent by:

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  • Consult

    Seek and receive the views of community members on issues that directly affect them or in which they may have a significant interest

  • Involve

    Enable community members to influence the development and evaluation of policies, programs and services

Document Library
  • Open

    This consultation is open for feedback between August 17 and September 7, 2022. It was reopened from November 22 to December 5.

  • Under review

    The final outcomes of the consultation will be documented here. This may include a summary of all the contributors collected.

  • Final report

    The submission period for this consultation is now closed. The project team will report back on the key outcomes.