Tagged: IPART

Environment big winner in IPART Special Rate decision

May 20, 2016Posted in: Environment

Land for wildlife

Continuation of award-winning environmental works in the Wingecarribee Shire is assured following approval of Council’s Special Rate Variation application. The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) this week announced its approval of the SRV application, paving the way for a continued focus on restoration of bushland, natural habitats and waterways. “While approval for the environmental...

Council welcomes Special Rate Variation approval

May 17, 2016Posted in: Community

Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Larry Whipper has welcomed today’s announcement from the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) of Council’s successful Special Rate Variation (SRV) application. Following a period of sustained community engagement Council at its meeting of 10 February 2016 resolved to apply for an SRV to reduce infrastructure backlogs and achieve sustainability indicators set...

Council vote to apply for Improve Special Rate Variation

February 10, 2016Posted in: Community

Wingecarribee Shire Councillors have tonight voted to submit the Improve scenario Special Rate Variation to the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) for determination. “Tonight’s decision was without doubt one of the most difficult choices this Council has undertaken,” Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Larry Whipper said.  “It was a decision no Councillor took lightly.” “However Councillors...

IPART announces 2016/17 rate pegging amount

January 13, 2016Posted in: Other

In early December the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) announced that the maximum allowable increase councils across the State could apply to their rates income for the forthcoming financial year was 1.8 per cent. This is commonly referred to as the rate peg and does not include any special rate variation applied for. Based...

Residents invited to view Fit for the Future proposal

July 24, 2015Posted in: Other

Candidate Information Seminars

Wingecarribee Shire Council is inviting residents to have their say on Council’s Fit for the Future submission. “All councils across the State were requested by the NSW State Government to submit their Fit for the Future proposal by the 30 June,” said Council’s General Manager, Ann Prendergast. “And now all 144 submissions from across the...