SNOWY RIVER SHIRE COMMUNITY TO CONSIDER RATE INCREASE PROPOSAL

Over the next 18 months Snowy River Shire Council will be consulting with their community as part of Council's proposal for a possible rate increase.

This rate increase proposal is called an Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) of NSW Application for a Special Rate Variation (SRV). Over the

next few months you will hear these terms referred to as Council embarks upon the consultation portion of this application.

"How this application will affect you as current or future rate payers and residents will be addressed throughout the consultation period. Council will be coming out to talk to our community over the coming months, to obtain your opinions in relation to our Shires infrastructure gaps and how we propose to maintain our assets into the future". Joseph Vescio, General Manager.

"We encourage all rate payers and interested residents to participate in these consultation sessions, which will be delivered via a number of different mediums and locations. Your views are important to Council and influence the future direction of our Shire".

At this stage Council is just advising everyone that this process is underway and we will continue to provide information to the community as we move through each phase of this project.

If you would like to be added to Councils distribution list to receive emails relating to the rate increase application and community information sessions, please email us at: records@snowyriver.nsw.gov.au (Subject: IPART DISTRIBUTION LIST) or phone one our of helpful customer service staff on (02) 6451 1195.

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