Proposed Special Rate Variation (SRV)

Graph showing rate increase.
Same Market value $1.7M house pays: $2032, apartment pays $602 per unit.
New proposal: house $2032 new rate per unit $900

A Fairer Way Forward

Update: Jan 2019

Thank you to everyone who has already shared their time and feedback either online, over the phone, or in person by attending one of our recent drop in sessions. All feedback and questions received so far have already assisted us to update the information provided in our FAQs and we will continue to revise these as your feedback comes in to ensure the most relevant information is available.

Overview

Sutherland Shire Council’s rates model hasn’t changed in decades. Council has now reviewed this model and is proposing a fairer way forward for our community.

Council’s services are available for the whole community to utilise and enjoy, and as a community everyone needs to share the costs fairly.

The Long Term Financial Plan (LTFP) is one of our key planning documents that outlines how we are working towards financial sustainability. The draft consultative LTFP details the rates model that is under consideration and the efficiency targets we are working towards. You can view the draft consultative LTFP document here and we welcome your feedback.

Council’s current rate structure is based upon land value only, not the market value (land and dwelling). A minimum rate is applicable for most units and apartments, and some villas, town houses and duplex - this is currently set at $602. For the majority of these dwelling types in the Sutherland Shire, this amount is significantly less than houses of comparable market value. The proposal is to raise the minimum to $900.

We will look at ways to minimise the impact on those in our community experiencing hardship.

We want to hear what you think about the proposed model as outlined in the draft Long Term Financial Plan, along with any suggestions for improvements that you may have.

The community consultation will close at 5pm, Monday 4 February 2019.

A Fairer Way Forward

Update: Jan 2019

Thank you to everyone who has already shared their time and feedback either online, over the phone, or in person by attending one of our recent drop in sessions. All feedback and questions received so far have already assisted us to update the information provided in our FAQs and we will continue to revise these as your feedback comes in to ensure the most relevant information is available.

Overview

Sutherland Shire Council’s rates model hasn’t changed in decades. Council has now reviewed this model and is proposing a fairer way forward for our community.

Council’s services are available for the whole community to utilise and enjoy, and as a community everyone needs to share the costs fairly.

The Long Term Financial Plan (LTFP) is one of our key planning documents that outlines how we are working towards financial sustainability. The draft consultative LTFP details the rates model that is under consideration and the efficiency targets we are working towards. You can view the draft consultative LTFP document here and we welcome your feedback.

Council’s current rate structure is based upon land value only, not the market value (land and dwelling). A minimum rate is applicable for most units and apartments, and some villas, town houses and duplex - this is currently set at $602. For the majority of these dwelling types in the Sutherland Shire, this amount is significantly less than houses of comparable market value. The proposal is to raise the minimum to $900.

We will look at ways to minimise the impact on those in our community experiencing hardship.

We want to hear what you think about the proposed model as outlined in the draft Long Term Financial Plan, along with any suggestions for improvements that you may have.

The community consultation will close at 5pm, Monday 4 February 2019.

Community feedback

We want to hear what you think about the proposed change to the rates model.

The community consultation will close at 5pm, Thursday 31 January 2019.







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