Rate Capping is at the core of most problems plaguing local government
The pressure on council budgets is making the work of many dedicated council workers insecure, wages are suppressed, jobs opportunities are going unfilled.
But there’s something we can do about it.
Getting the Andrews Labor Government to change its terrible rate capping policy won’t be easy, but it will have real benefits for communities and council workers.
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Wyndham Jobs Hit By Rate Capping
Local jobs matter in Wyndham as much as they do anywhere else. But Wyndham management is currently calling for tenders that will see 6 Wyndham employees made redundant and local contractors pushed aside for a corporate provider.
No matter how you look at it, it is a bad decision.
Every job matters, and for Wyndham to sack hard-working local residents during a global pandemic is unconscionable.
The ASU is fighting this attack on local jobs in every way we can
behind every bad decision like this is the Andrews Government’s rate capping policy – it’s a policy that pushes cashed strapped Council to make decisions that aren’t in the communities or workers interests.
You can read more about it here.
Rate Capping Pushing Councils To The Brink
The Andrews Government’s rate capping policy is squeezing the budgets of every local Council In Victoria.
For local communities, that means services aren’t keeping up with demand, and infrastructure isn’t maintained as it needs to be or being built to service the needs of fast-growing communities.
But at Moonee Valley City Council, the situation is dire.
Moonee Valley’s Draft 10 Year Financial plan puts insolvency of the Council just 2 years away.
“A review of the indicators show that the Council is insolvent by 2023/24 if the current level of revenue and expenditure is maintained. One reason the Council’s financial position has deteriorated in recent years, is the introduction of rate capping by the Victorian Government in 2016.”
There is a crisis in local government that needs to be addressed immediately by the Andrews Government.