Financial services, grants and rates explained

June 28, 2023Posted in: Corporate Affairs, News

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First published 16 June 2023 To make it easier for our community to tap into support for the community initiatives they want to make happen we’ll be exploring ways to partner with Community Associations and local businesses to contribute to making Wingecarribee Shire an even better place to live and work. This will include offering...

Before you push the panic button, here’s the real story on rates

May 12, 2023Posted in: Corporate Affairs

Don’t let misunderstanding put a damper on the good news that your land value is on the increase. Every 3 years, Council is supplied new land values by the Valuer General. Even when land values increase, the maximum amount we are able to increase our overall rate income is capped by the rate peg limit...

Council seeks 0.8% to maintain rate revenue in line with Financial Plan

March 18, 2022Posted in: Other

Following advice from the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) that the rate peg for the 2022/23 financial year will be 1.2% for Wingecarribee, Council will now apply for 0.8% through a special variation to secure the full 2% as forecast in Council’s adopted Long Term Financial Plan. “Council’s Delivery Program and Operational Plan, created...

COVID-19 Rates deferral application now online

April 8, 2020Posted in: Other

Application forms for Wingecarribee Shire Council’s COVID-19 deferral of rates and charges are now available for residents and businesses impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic. General Manager Ann Prendergast said the application forms to defer rates follows last week’s decision by Council to introduce a range of financial support measures aimed at supporting affected residents and...

Council offers rate support for Shire farmers

August 17, 2018Posted in: Community

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Wingecarribee Shire Council is to defer rates for local farmers and donate funds for fodder as the drought tightens its grip across the State. Councillors unanimously decided to defer rates and allocate $10,000 towards cattle feed following a motion put forward by the Mayor at the Council Meeting of Wednesday 8 August 2018. “I’m delighted...