What changes should be made to Council’s Rating Strategy? Are the differential percentages equitable? What other differential types should be added?

Council’s current Rating Strategy became operational in April 2011. The rating strategy determines how Council can levy charges on properties within the Shire, and provides for general rates, special charges, rebates and service charges.

A rating strategy does not alter the total amount of money that will be raised annually, as any reduction provided to one group of ratepayers via a lower differential rate means an increases to other ratepayers.

Have your say by visiting OurSay and get involved in an online discussion about what changes you would like to see in the new strategy and how Council levies rates on different property types:


Council will also be holding two community consultation sessions in Creswick and Daylesford.  

Evening Session:

                Creswick RSL Club

                Tuesday 2 February 2016

                6:00 – 7:00 pm


Daytime Session:

                Daylesford Senior Citizens Centre

                Thursday 4 February 2016

                1:30 – 2:30 pm

The purpose of the community consultation sessions is to provide a Q&A forum and to gather additional ideas, inputs and suggestions from ratepayers in developing Council’s Rating Strategy.

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