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The NSW Government is forcing local councils to make an impossible choice: cancel local infrastructure projects, or raise rates to cover costs.
NSW Councils currently charge property developers to fund local infrastructure for our growing communities.
This money contributes to everything that makes our Cities liveable, from roads and drains to sports fields and courts, playgrounds, pools and libraries.
However, the changes now being planned by the NSW Government will divert a large proportion of these developer contributions away from Councils and into a Treasury-controlled fund, with no clear accountability or transparency of how it will be spent.
And the Government is proposing Councils raise rates to make up the revenue we are losing.
This breaks the nexus between where contributions are made and where they are spent.
It threatens the ability of every Council to deliver much-needed new community facilities, and transfers that burden onto you, our ratepayers.
Frequently asked questions
You can join the fight to protect your local infrastructure, or stop your rates being hiked.Find out how