Heated debate but no decision on Shoalhaven rate increases

January 30, 2024 9:59 am in by

Despite a lengthy debate lasting late into the evening, there is still no Shoalhaven Council decision on the proposed rate increase application to go before IPART.

Hundreds of residents turned out to oppose the rate increase during a fiery meeting.

Mayor Amanda Findley at one stage shut down the meeting for 15 minutes as angry ratepayers interjected as Councillors spoke for and against the proposed rate increase.

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The proposed 44 per cent increase put forward by council staff was voted down, a second option for a 28 per cent rise with council belt tightening also failed to get up.

The issue will be back before an extraordinary council meeting tonight (Tues 30 January 2024).