RVP has been invited to meet with the Differential Rate Miniterial Committee to discuss about differentiated rating reforms in Councils – see RatingConsultation.Media Release for reform details. A subcommittee is anticipated to be formed to oversee this new activity.
This report gives good insights about community practices and issues in Councils. A good read to understand Councils’ viewpoints about community engagement and the long list of issues they need to address to improve their practices.
We encourage ratepayers to log their budget review experiences and leave an audit trail of transparency and accountability issues. We will publish this audit trail in this website – the information will be used as evidence to assist RPV’s discussions with the Minister of Local Government and also to help the Auditor General Office access case studies for their on-going audit reviews of Local Government functions. The first audit trail is the Monash case.
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