What’s going on with our special rates?

If you have passed East Bowral Community Centre recently you would have noticed there’s a lot of work going on. 

A closer look at the site shows a Wingecarribee Shire Council sign stating the work is a “Project funded by the special rate variation”. 

In May 2016, council gained approval from the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) for a Special Rate Variation to reduce infrastructure backlogs and achieve sustainability indicators set by the NSW government’s ‘Fit for the Future’ program.

A total 45.3 per cent increase from 2016 to 2020 was granted. 

Some of those funds ($99,000) are being used for the community centre car park expansion.

Other projects in 2017/18 include a kitchen at Penrose hall ($6000), Bowral Memorial Hall renewal ($11,000), Burrawang Park amenities building ($106,000) and Church Road Oval Moss Vale amenities buildings ($459,000) plus roads, bridges, footpath, stormwater drainage and open space/recreational projects totalling $4,925,000.

More projects are scheduled through to 2020/21. 

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