IPART welcomes the Minister for Local Government’s announcement requesting a review of the rate peg methodology.
In our Draft Report we have found that the domestic waste charges levied by councils vary considerably between councils and on average have risen by 4.5% per year, which is more than double inflation over recent years.
The NSW Government has asked IPART to perform the role of the Expert Advisory Panel to assess how council proposals meet the Fit for the Future criteria.
An assessment of the Capital Expenditure, Asset Management and Operating Expenditure of Gosford City Council undertaken by Halcrow/MMA and completed in February 2006.
An assessment of the Capital Expenditure, Asset Management and Operating Expenditure of Wyong Shire Council undertaken by Halcrow/MMA and completed in February 2006.
Stakeholders / Local councils / State government agencies that made submissions to the Issues Paper for this review,Public roundtable participants, 4 December 2012 and Stakeholder meetings/consultations held during the course of this review.
This consultation paper is a key step in the process of reviewing fees charged by councils and other consent authorities for development control services. Chapters 1-3 outline the current arrangements and provide an overview of submissions.