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The Ratepayers Association of Victoria (RVI) in partnership with OurSay welcomes your feedback on the performance of you local council's consultation activities on rate capping policy.

Discuss your views below and complete the survey.

What is rate capping?

The Victorian State Government is committed to a policy of 'capping' local government rate increases at CPI to contain the cost of living and ensure greater accountability and transparency in local government.

Under the new system Councils can make an application to the Essential Services Commission (ESC) for an exemption from the cap. Councils wanting to increase rates beyond the cap will need to show how the views of ratepayers and the community have been taken into account.

Your feedback is important to help check that your council has properly engaged with you, as a ratepayer, that meets the Essential Services Commission (ESC)'s high standard of community engagement if and when a council applies for a variation from capped rates.

The Ratepayers Association of Victoria (RVI) in partnership with OurSay welcomes your feedback on the performance of you local council's consultation activities on rate capping policy.

Discuss your views below and complete the survey.

What is rate capping?

The Victorian State Government is committed to a policy of 'capping' local government rate increases at CPI to contain the cost of living and ensure greater accountability and transparency in local government.

Under the new system Councils can make an application to the Essential Services Commission (ESC) for an exemption from the cap. Councils wanting to increase rates beyond the cap will need to show how the views of ratepayers and the community have been taken into account.

Your feedback is important to help check that your council has properly engaged with you, as a ratepayer, that meets the Essential Services Commission (ESC)'s high standard of community engagement if and when a council applies for a variation from capped rates.

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