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.