A better, fairer, clearer rates system

The Victorian Government is committed to the financial sustainability of councils and wants to ensure local government rates are fair and equitable for all of the community.

A better, fairer, clearer rates sysem

An independent panel was appointed in 2019 to review all aspects of Victoria’s local government rating system. Their final report was submitted to the Minister for Local Government on 31 March 2020.

The Victorian Government released the final report and its response to the 56 recommendations on 21 December 2020. These are published at Engage Victoria - Local Government Rating System Review

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