9 October 2018
Thanks for registering for our Rates Review focus groups!
Registrations have now closed for our Rates Review focus groups.
We have had a great response and would like to thank everyone who took the time to register and express their interest in participating in this important phase of consultation.
We have received a range of applications from sectors of the district that we were keen to hear from. We want the focus groups to represent the diversity of our community and to provide the opportunity for quality conversation to take place.
Council has begun to form focus groups with selected participants and this process will continue in the coming weeks.
From the focus groups, Council wants to better understand how the current rating framework affects different groups in the community as well as gain insight into any current issues.
Feedback from the group sessions will be considered by elected members to help set objectives, consider options and lead wider consultation if any change in rating is to be proposed.
Those who registered to participate in the focus groups went into the draw to win a prize to the value of $150. Our winners will be randomly selected and personally notified this week.
Read more about Council’s decision to carry out a Rates Review HERE and more about the focus groups HERE.