Rates

Rate cap rejection

The State Government’s decision to scrap its controversial rate capping plan is hardly surprising. After months of consultation the Liberal party last week introduced an…

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Council rate rise

The Mt Barker Council’s move to increase its rates below CPI is a positive announcement in what seems to be a sea of bad news….


Waste burden

The massive cost burden dumped on local councils by the State Government last week in the form of an increased waste levy has infuriated and…


Boundary changes

The Campbelltown Council’s push to realign its boundary with the Adelaide Hills Council has merit on many levels. On the surface the proposal appears to…


Rate cap review

The State Government’s plan to cap council rates is approaching its final hurdle, with the matter expected to be debated in the Upper House in…


Rate capping

The State Government’s plan to scrutinise local government spending has some merit. While most local governments manage their budgets responsibly there is undoubtedly scope for…


Council rates

Council rates usually elicit a grumble from homeowners who open their notice only to find the annual fee has crept up again. For those already…


Sports pressure

Ratepayers may soon be forced to carry the burden of the State Government’s decision to double the size of Mt Barker. While the Mt Barker…


Calm before storm

Mt Barker ratepayers may breathe a sigh of relief when they open their rates notices this financial year to find the local council has settled…


Rate changes

Ratepayers within the Alexandrina Council district now have the opportunity to have their say on the proposed changes to the region’s rating system.