“Rate Capping may help solve many of the sins of the state and federal government statutory and overall cost shifting tactics. This may cause local government to challenge this process, rather than blindly accept it, now that they cannot just pass on the cost to their ratepayers.
We already see that the Victorian Local Governance Association has taken this issue on. Would expect that Municipal Association Victoria will jump on board soon. My question is where have they been for the last 10 years on issues like this?
No council has had to operate under the rate cap yet and it is already producing positive results and causing local government and their lobby groups to look at things a differently. Those with myopic vision will have to have corrective brain surgery to survive under rate capping. Rate Capping has already triggered a paradigm shift in how local government looks at budgeting and the services it provides ”