This is despite amalgamation savings of $29m next year and $160m over 10 years. And budget surpluses of over $100m over 10 years. All the while, Council wastes $13m on new garbage bins no one needs and no one asked for.
I am arguing for a rate freeze, as a way of returning some of the benefits of amalgamation to you. But, I need YOUR help!
If you oppose the rate rise and support a rate freeze, please SIGN this petition which I will present to Council.
Many thanks for your support.