City of Greater Shepparton councillors will look to adopt the 2014-15 budget at tonight's council meeting.DARREN LINTON August 6, 2014 3:25am
Greater Shepparton City Council will meet tonight to consider adopting a final 2014-15 budget that is unlikely to change substantially from the draft budget released in June.
The proposed budget contains the second and final rate adjustments to implement the recommendations of the rating review strategy, which spreads the rate burden more evenly across property categories.
The rate for improved commercial and industrial properties will fall, while residential rates will rise by nine per cent on an average home. A residential property with a capital improved value of $230
The municipal charge, a flat amount levied on all ratepayers to fund the council’s administrative costs, will rise by $11 to $238.
The increase in total rates and charges across the board is 4.95 per cent.
The draft 2014-15 budget attracted only six submissions and two of those were seeking specific funding for projects in Shepparton and Tatura.
The budget proposes a $37.42 million capital works program, including the first stages of the Greater Shepparton Regional Sports Precinct.
The budget included on the agenda for today’s meeting contains some minor corrections and small changes to several fees and charges
One new fee has been included in the final budget — a $100 fee for weddings in council parks and gardens.
The special meeting to consider adoption of the final 2014-15 budget will take place from 5.30
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