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Say NO to the proposed unjust and exorbitant rate rise by Lismore City Council. SHARE!

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Lismore City Council already has the highest rates in our region and far higher rates than the majority of councils across NSW. They are now trying to apply for an unjust and exorbitant Special Rate Variation (SRV) which will see rates increase by a further 24% over four years.

The flawed process of rushing a motion through council to pursue the SRV, knowing all Councillors were not available to attend so they could vote, is not representative of what the Lismore community wants.

The people of Lismore overwhelmingly opposed the SRV through the 'Your say Lismore' survey process but council is still pursuing it. Our community, including our business owners, are already struggling with the substantially increasing cost of living, stagnant wages growth and a struggling CBD.

Lismore is still trying to recover from a devastating flood, catastrophic fires and a prolonged and continuing severe drought. We just cannot afford to also pay for an SRV.

Our community also does not want to pay for council's incompetent mismanagement of what is widely considered more than sufficient rates revenue which they already receive.

The people of Lismore call on our elected representatives to put forward and support a motion to withdraw the 2020 SRV application submitted to IPART.



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