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New rates 2021

 

You may notice some changes to your rates this year

Georges River Council has a new rating system. The new system has been prepared following extensive consultation undertaken over the past few years. During the consultation you told us:

  • You support one fair, equitable and consistent rating system, in which the rate paid is the same across the entire Local Government Area.
  • You value the things that make Georges River special; green open spaces, our river, convenient location and transport, a diverse culture, strong social services and a varied and productive economy.
  • You support a higher business rate and a differential business rate for the main strategic centres of Kogarah and Hurstville.
  • You don’t want to see radical service reduction but expect to see efficient operating models and a focus on core services of Council alongside, increased user-pay approaches.
  • You think it is unfair that Council’s rate income is not permitted to increase consistent with population growth.
  • You support an increase to the total rates income collected in order to continue providing the services you value now and into the future.

Where a ratepayer is experiencing financial hardship, payment arrangements are available. In addition, for those most vulnerable in our community, deferral of rates is an option. Please visit the Hardship Assistance webpage to find out more and access the relevant request forms.
 

You can help establish Council’s priorities for the next ten years

Council has a Community Strategic Plan which identifies the community’s main priorities and aspirations for the future. You now have the opportunity to help establish these priorities. We want to ensure that The Plan is still relevant and reflects your priorities and needs for the Georges River Local Government Area. We have consulted with many residents and business owners over the last three years on a number of strategies and we will also use these results to shape our future. To have your say and choose your priorities, visit the Georges River Your Say page - The Plan.   
 

Where can I get additional information? 

We have prepared an information pack to provide additional information on the changes for customers. To receive an information pack via email, please complete the following form.

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