On 21 October 2015, the Essential Services Commission (ESC) released its final report on the Local Government Rates Capping & Variation Framework Review.
The State Government responded to the 18 recommendations contained in the final report, along with other matters that the Government has considered.
As a service to our local government members, the VLGA has made an initial examination of the State Government’s response to all 18 recommendations.
Our response document provides two tables - the first highlights the 18 recommendations, the State Government's position and our response. The second outlines the other matters we deem most relevant to our members at this time.
The VLGA will continue to work with our members, the Minister for Local Government and the ESC to ensure the integrity and consistency of the rate capping policy and variation application process.