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Special Rate Variation Information Kiosks continue

19 October, 2015Posted in: Community, Events
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Staff from Council will this weekend attend the Berrima Schoolyard Markets to discuss the possibility of implementing a Special Rate Variation.

The team members will be on hand at the popular markets as part of a month-long series of community engagement activities to discuss the Special Rate Variation proposal.

“We’re now entered our second week of hosting Information Kiosks across the Shire,” said Council’s General Manager, Ann Prendergast.

“So far we’ve visited the Bowral, Bundanoon and Robertson Markets, the Bowral Home and Garden Show, Highlands Market Place, Hill Top Community Centre and Corbett Plaza.”

The Information Kiosks have been established to allow residents an opportunity to discuss the possibility of implementing a Special Rate Variation to help maintain and improve the Shire’s roads, bridges, footpaths, parks and buildings.

On Wednesday 21 October Council will hold two additional special information sessions at its Moss Vale Civic Centre where members of Council’s executive team and professional staff will be available to answer questions from the public.

The Information Kiosks will continue next week culminating on Sunday 25 October at the Berrima School Yard markets.

“I encourage as many people as possible to attend an Information Kiosk or participate in one of our other engagement programs so they may learn more about the proposal,” Ms Prendergast added.

In addition to the Information Kiosks, residents can also comment by taking part in an online survey, participating in a forth coming random telephone survey or by filling out the Reply Paid survey postcard found in the ‘Investing in our future’ information booklet.  These booklets have been delivered to households across the Shire and detail three options including costs, facts and a future timeline.

If residents have not yet received their information booklet they can find out more on Council’s online consultation hub at www.yoursaywingecarribee.com.au.

“It’s vitally important that our residents provide us with their feedback and opinions because ultimately, their decision will influence the course of action that Council proposes,” the General Manager said.

Information Kiosks to discuss the Special Rate Variation proposal will be held on Wednesday 21 October from 2pm to 4pm and 6pm to 8pm in the Council Civic Centre, Elizabeth Street, Moss Vale.