Council has approved the Draft Revenue and Rating Plan 2021-2025 (the Plan) at its Ordinary Council meeting on Monday 19 April 2021.
Section 93 of the Local Government Act 2020 requires Council to adopt a Revenue and Rating Plan for a period of at least the next 4 financial years by the next 30 June after a general Council election.
The Draft Revenue and Rating Plan outlines how Council will raise revenue to fund its services and capital works program, and deliver priority initiatives identified in the new Council Plan and Budget over the next 4 years. It includes the relevant assumptions, policy, and decisions of Council for each of its main sources of income in a high level pricing policy and Council's rating strategy.
While the Plan provides a 4 year outlook, it will be reviewed within the next year to ensure it aligns with the Community Vision 2040, Council Plan 2021-2025 and Financial Plan 2021-2031 once these plans have been finalised.
The Draft Revenue and Rating Plan identifies the possible introduction of a waste service charge in 2023/2024. Significant community engagement and consultation will be undertaken before Council decides to proceed with this change. The Revenue and Rating Plan will be updated to reflect any such change to Council's revenue strategies as decisions are made in the coming years.
The Draft Revenue and Rating Plan is now available for viewing by the community and Council would like to hear your feedback.
Information about Submissions Process
Feedback can be provided on the Draft Revenue and Rating Plan by clicking on the 'Provide feedback' button located on the right-hand side of this page.
Please note feedback closes Wednesday 19 May 2021 at 11:59pm.
People who make submissions will be identified in a report to Council and this information will become part of the public record. If you do not want to be identified, you should say so in your submission.
All submissions will be considered at a Delegated Committee meeting of Council Tuesday 15 June at 7pm in the Council Chamber, Whitehorse Civic Centre, 379-397 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading.
People who have made submissions can ordinarily speak to their submissions at this meeting, or may nominate another person to speak on their behalf. Anyone who wishes to speak to their submission or nominate someone else to speak on their behalf, should indicate this in their submission along with the name of the speaker if not themselves.
Councillors will consider adoption of the Draft Revenue and Rating Plan 2021-2025 at the Ordinary Council Meeting on Monday 28 June 2021. The meeting will begin at 7pm in the Council Chamber.
A response will be sent to submitters informing them of the decision on their submission after the Revenue and Rating Plan has been adopted if a contact email address has been provided.