Budget battered: Rates rise likely

Corporate Services manager Steve Jonas explains the impacts to Les Pearson A SLIGHTLY higher than expected rate rise and reduced service levels are likely impacts on councils from the recently announced Federal Budget, as financial officers fervently work behind the scenes to accommodate drastic funding cuts. Read the full story in our online edition: http://plainsproducer.realviewdigital.com

Roads cost burden

Continuing maintenance program means we are all likely to pay more Les Pearson reports AS the end of the financial year fast nears, Wakefield Regional Council faces a big Budget dilemma; raise rates or let local roads fall into a greater state of disrepair. Speaking after last week’s council meeting, WRC chief executive officer, Cate […]