GAWLER Council will prepare its final 2019/20 Budget and Business Plan to include a 2.9 per cent rate increase for the upcoming financial year, which is 0.1 per cent less than the draft figure originally released for public consultation in May.
GAWLER Council charges the highest general residential rate out of all comparable metropolitan councils in South Australia.
A LOCAL resident has called on Gawler Council to be more transparent about its rationale for setting commercial rates, after her own investigations found they’re higher than those set by comparative councils.
A PROPOSED 4.5 per cent rate rise has been adopted by the Playford Council, despite the concerns of several elected members, which resulted in a division.
A LIBERAL Party proposal to cap local council rates has been defeated in State Parliament.
A LOCAL lobby group is angry over an alleged council “stuff up” that has seen ratepayers paying capital and interest repayments on a loan that does not exist.