Mid Murray residents will have to fork out $197 for waste collection in the upcoming financial year.
The Council’s recent Rates Review has recommended several changes to create a simpler and more equitable system – without increasing the projected rate revenue.
Following a community consultation, Council has decided to introduce a waste charge so that those who cannot access collection services no longer have to pay for it through general rates.
Under the Draft 2021/22 Annual Business Plan and Budget, the proposed combined general rate and new waste management charge increase is 3.5% from general rates raised in 2020/21, however, the percentage rate rise will vary across individual properties due to valuation and rating changes.
A further 0.5% increase in revenue is expected to be generated from growth across the district.
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