Roper Gulf Regional Council is proposing an average 14 per cent rise in rates and waste charges this year.
The council only has a small number of ratepayers, contributing just five per cent of the council’s total income.
Of the council’s total expected revenue for the year of $42.5 million, the bulk of the income is from government grants and contracts.
“These policies are prepared in order to equalise the rates among our constituency and bring us in line with other regional councils around NT,” a council spokeswoman said.
Rates and waste aggregate increases:
2016-17 – 10% Increase
2017-18 – 16% Increase
2018-19 – 14% Increase
The council’s forward plans propose:
2019-20 – 12% Increase
2020-21 - 10% Increase
2021-22 – 9% Increase
Roper Gulf Regional Council’s draft regional plan, budget and rates declaration have been released and are open for public comment.
The proposed plan will be available for inspection for 21 days until July 20.
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