Investing in our future

In early 2018 Council applied to the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal to increase its rates above the standard rate-pegged limit set by the NSW Government and in May 2018 the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) granted that application.

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Road maintenance/repair

Road Patching

Council maintains a network of more than 2,000 kilometres of sealed and unsealed roads.

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An important part of maintaining the road network is to ensure roads have quality drainage.

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Flood Protection

Flood Gates

Council maintains a network of levees, drains and floodgates to help minimise the effect of flooding in the Clarence Valley.

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It approved rate rises of 8% a year for the 2018/19 to 2020/21 financial years, with the increases to be retained permanently in Council’s rate base.  Council has made a commitment to spend all the funds raised above the rate-pegged limit to improve the condition of roads, road-related assets, flood mitigation and sporting facilities. Most will go to roads.



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