Maribyrnong Council rate increases are limited to a State Government mandated maximum of 2.25% pa. Many ratepayers are seeing their rates increase by up to 50% in a single year due to the flawed method by which the individual ratepayers burden is calculated. IMO we need a different method of apportioning rates where individual ratepayers increases are also limited to 2.25%. This will require State Government action. Council do not have the authority to do this and current council members advocacy for this change to the State Government on behalf of their ratepayers has been totally ineffective. This petition is one of a number of ways in which we hope to bring about a change.