Final Information Kiosk before 1 February deadline
Wingecarribee Shire Council is set to hold a final public Information Kiosk this Wednesday 27 January to discuss the ‘Investing in our future’ projects that are proposed to be funded under three different scenarios.
The Information Kiosk will be held on Wednesday 27 January at Council’s Moss Vale Civic Centre located in Elizabeth Street Moss Vale, from 4pm to 6pm.
The kiosk will be the final public meeting before the extended 53-day community exhibition period closes on 1 February 2016.
This latest Information Kiosk will provide members of the public an opportunity to ask questions of senior staff and follows a similar forum held last week at the Southern Highlands Welcome Centre.
“This Information Kiosk is an opportunity for residents to learn more about the Investing in our future proposal and the specific transport, building, park, environment and stormwater projects that Council would address as priorities under each of the three different funding scenarios,” explained Council’s General Manager Ann Prendergast.
The Information Kiosks follow Council’s unanimous decision in December to notify the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) of its intention to apply for a Special Rate Variation.
Applying for a Special Rate Variation was a key component of Council’s Fit for the Future proposal delivered to the NSW State Government last year, with increased funding to be earmarked to community assets such as roads, footpaths and drains.
“As it’s the last Kiosk before the community exhibition period closes in a week’s time, it’s more imperative than ever to learn more about the different scenarios and have your say,” Ms Prendergast added.
“Staff will be on hand to explain the details of each scenario, the additional projects that would be funded and how any increase would affect residents.”
Council will subsequently reconvene in February following the end of the community exhibition period to determine the preferred scenario and subsequent final rate increase amount which would be submitted to IPART.
Documents detailing the three funding scenarios are outlined in the draft Delivery Program, draft Strategic Asset Management Plan and draft Long Term Financial Plan can be found at Council’s Moss Vale, Bowral and Mittagong libraries, the Moss Vale Civic Centre and online at www.yoursaywingecarribee.com.au/SRV until 1 February 2016.
A decision from IPART is expected in May 2016.
For more information or to ask a question visit www.yoursaywingecarribee.com.au/SRV or phone 4868 0888.