What is the issue?
In addition to the targeted rates for specific projects mentioned earlier sections of the consultation document we need to continue funding the other projects and services for our growing city.
Without an increase to our general property rates, we would have to reduce existing service levels and defer or cut some currently planned projects.
What we are proposing
For this 10-year budget we are proposing an average general rates increase of 2.5 per cent for the first two years and then 3.5 per cent for years three to ten.
Read more about Issue 3: Rates and charges, and our rating policy
You can also read the full consultation document.