- Daniel AndrewsPremier of Victoria
- Natalie HutchinsMinister for Local Government
- Greg BarberMP
- Fiona PattenMP
- Daniel YoungMP
- Rachel Carling-JenkinsMP
- James PurcellMP
- Jeffrey BourmanMP
- Ellen SandellMP
Local jobs, local services, local businesses will all suffer if rates are capped
Local government jobs and services are under attack from the Andrews Government Rate Capping proposal.
Labor is set to limit council rate rises to the level of the consumer price index. Councils will simply not be able to maintain current service levels with a CPI Rate Cap. There are already other challenges within the industry to contend with including a freeze by the Liberal Federal Government on Financial Assistance Grants, changes to Home and Community Care funding and the loss of VicRoads contracts in rural areas.
Some Councils have already commenced restructuring and making jobs redundant.
Cuts to Local Government revenue and funding will result in cuts to service delivery and infrastructure renewal. Cuts will hurt the whole of our community, not just the workers. In the firing line will be garbage collection, meals on wheels, kinder, child care, aged care, crossing supervisors, upkeep of parks and sporting fields, roads, swimming pools, libraries, street lights and other facilities.
Please consider signing our petition and let our MP's know that rate capping will hurt all of us.
To learn more about the campaign to keep our locals in jobs, communities safe and well serviced and a local economy thriving, please visit us at www.asuvictas.com.au
- Premier of Victoria
- Minister for Local Government
I am sending you this email to make it clear that I oppose any attempt by the Andrews state government to introduce rate capping for local government.
I believe rate capping will hurt my community - it will see services cut, jobs lost, and infrastructure deteriorate.
I am alarmed that some councils have already cut services because of rate capping. All rate capping has done is give bad councils an excuse to do worse.
I urge you to do all in your power to stop rate capping before it's too late. For the sake of my and all communities in Victoria I ask you to oppose rate capping.
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