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The announcement by the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal that it will undertake a long-awaited review of the local government rate peg has been welcomed by Local Government NSW, the peak body representing councils.
Ratepayers in the Ballina Shire can expect slightly higher bills for council services and infrastructure maintenance after approval from the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal.
At Tuesday's Lismore City Council meeting, Mayor Steve Krieg promised to make an announcement to residents about the Council rates – late yesterday a media release was sent out saying that Council understands the devastating physical, emotional and financial impact the flood disaster has had on members for our community.
At Tuesday evening's Lismore Council meeting, Cr Vanessa Ekins asked to move an urgency motion. It was a request for a report coming to the April meeting to outline the general water and sewer rate relief options for flood-affected properties, including any government assistance and implications for council's budget.
The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal have announced this morning that the amount that councils will be able to increase the revenue they can collect from rates will depend on their level of population growth.
If you don’t pay your rates to the council then they can sell your property. In August last year Lismore City Council (LCC) announced that 15 properties would be sold at auction to recover unpaid rates, some with overdue rates of up to $42,000.
The debate on the potential to allow dual occupancies to be built on small rural properties in Tweed Shire rested on the vote of...
While we get the hemp industry going on the Northern Rivers and the plant is legal in many countries across the world the police have once again headed out with their choppers and dogs to curb the cannabis cultivation that the region is known for.
Dr Firth questions arborists' valuation of a paperbark tree to be removed for Kingscliff development and says the council needs to 'establish a reasonable standard of tree valuation'.
I granted bail to men who then killed. I refused bail to several who did not last 24 hours behind bars – shot, stabbed, hanged or drowned in their own vomit.