Agriculture | July 24, 2018

Members Statements - Local government rates

Victorian Parliament - 24 July 2018 - Ms KEALY — Many local landholders are frustrated and angry that the Daniel Andrews Labor government has broken its promise to keep rates growth below 2.5 per cent. Many landholders across the Lohan electorate have reported to me that their rates bills have increased by much more than Labor’s promised 2.5 per cent rise, with Horsham landholders facing an 11.8 per cent rise and Glenelg Shire Council landholders facing a large rise as well. Ararat Rural City Council is also looking at a rise far in excess of 2.5 per cent. Local landholders have been grossly misled by Labor about their rates being capped, and they are rightly angry. After taking credit for and celebrating the benefits of a 2.5 per cent rate cap, I ask the Premier to explain to local landholders why he has failed to deliver the 2.5 per cent rate cap for all ratepayers.

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