I……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

(Print name)

Being a candidate for the position of……………………………………………………………………………………

(Insert position and Ward where applicable)

In the Local Government area of…………………………………………………………………………………………

Do hereby pledge as follows:

That I will not support any increase in council rates in excess of the Consumer Price Index, unless such increase is authorised by the affected ratepayers at a fairly conducted referendum.

  • ‘Any increase in council rates’ means that, unless there has been a re-zoning or a substantial re-building, no individual property shall have a rate increase exceeding the Consumer Price Index.
  • ‘Consumer Price Index’ means the All Groups CPI, ‘seasonally adjusted’, as calculated by the Australian Bureau of Statistics for the calendar year immediately preceding the rating year.
  • ‘Fairly conducted referendum’ means a referendum conducted by the relevant Local Government by any means, including on-line voting, which is adopted by the elected members of the council. The elected members may stipulate that a certain turnout shall be required before any referendum outcome becomes binding upon the council.
  • Nothing in this pledge shall have any bearing on the administration of rate concessions validly granted.
  • This pledge relates only to the actual amount that any ratepayer is required to pay. It does not effect the formula that any council might otherwise adopt in the calculation of rates.

This Pledge applies until the next council election.

I agree that this document, when signed, may be disseminated without restriction.

When signed please return this as an email attachment to ratecapSA@gmail.com

 

Signed………………………………………………………………………………………………..Dated…………./…………../………….

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