Proposed changes to your rates

Graphic that reads "Rates Harmonisation" in large writing with icons of a cityscape along the base of the graphic

Council is seeking your feedback on a proposal to adjust rates across the Cumberland City Local Government Area.

Since Cumberland City Council was established in 2016, there have been 3 different rate structures across Cumberland City. With an increase of 40,000 new residents, increased costs and loss of income through the merger of Councils, it is important for Cumberland City Council to look at options to make sure it stays financially sustainable and continue to provide and maintain community facilities services.

The process of rates harmonisation requires Council to lodge an application with the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART). You can find more information about IPART by clicking here.

Council will be looking to stage the harmonisation over a number of years to minimise the impact on ratepayers. There are 2 proposed options which we are seeking your feedback on.

Option 1: Heading: Harmonise rates across Cumberland City. Text: Harmonising the rates over 5 years, without proposing an additional increase to the rate income. This option means that the current provision of community facilities will be delayed even when population and demand increases.


Have your say

You can have your say on the two Rates options by:

Completing the online survey by clicking here.

Emailing Council at Rates.Harmonisation@Cumberland.nsw.gov.au

Booking an individual phone session:

https://cumberland-rates-consultation.eventbrite.com.au

Writing to: The General Manager, Cumberland Council, PO Box 42, Merrylands NSW 2160.


For more information, please click here to download the information flyer or the frequently asked questions (FAQs).

If you have any other questions, please visit the Council website by clicking here, or contact Cumberland City Council at Rates.Harmonisation@Cumberland.nsw.gov.au or 8757 9000.

Council is seeking your feedback on a proposal to adjust rates across the Cumberland City Local Government Area.

Since Cumberland City Council was established in 2016, there have been 3 different rate structures across Cumberland City. With an increase of 40,000 new residents, increased costs and loss of income through the merger of Councils, it is important for Cumberland City Council to look at options to make sure it stays financially sustainable and continue to provide and maintain community facilities services.

The process of rates harmonisation requires Council to lodge an application with the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART). You can find more information about IPART by clicking here.

Council will be looking to stage the harmonisation over a number of years to minimise the impact on ratepayers. There are 2 proposed options which we are seeking your feedback on.

Option 1: Heading: Harmonise rates across Cumberland City. Text: Harmonising the rates over 5 years, without proposing an additional increase to the rate income. This option means that the current provision of community facilities will be delayed even when population and demand increases.


Have your say

You can have your say on the two Rates options by:

Completing the online survey by clicking here.

Emailing Council at Rates.Harmonisation@Cumberland.nsw.gov.au

Booking an individual phone session:

https://cumberland-rates-consultation.eventbrite.com.au

Writing to: The General Manager, Cumberland Council, PO Box 42, Merrylands NSW 2160.


For more information, please click here to download the information flyer or the frequently asked questions (FAQs).

If you have any other questions, please visit the Council website by clicking here, or contact Cumberland City Council at Rates.Harmonisation@Cumberland.nsw.gov.au or 8757 9000.