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Ratepayers Vic gig Revised Rate Capping Guidance, Knox, 4 March 2017

There will be a Presentation/Workshop tailor-made to Ratepayers Victoria on 4 March 2017, 1pm-4pm, Knox Council Offices. See inside for details.

Working with the Local Government Inspectorate
Revised Rate Capping Guidance 2017-18
Presentation/Workshop tailor-made to Ratepayers Victoria

Where: Knox Council Offices
511 Burwood Hwy,
Wantirna South VIC 3152

When: 4 March 2017
1PM-4PM Starting at 1PM Sharp.

Rates have been capped at 2.0% for 2017-2018 and Essential Services Commission has held workshops with councils about process and what is required for any cap variation. The workshop will provide an understanding of the expectations the Commission has of councils when they apply for a higher cap. Of particular interest is the requirement for legitimate consultation.

Complaints to the Inspectorate are many times rejected causing much frustration to ratepayers and residents. The IBAC presentation will be customized to this issue and you will have a better view of how to use the inspectorate to insure results.

These presentations will make it easier to monitor the performance of councils and help take corrective actions and get results when necessary.

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We all experience and we constantly read of how the traffic in Melbourne is unbearable, yet we are told by our criminal government that it will get worse, although they have the power to stop it by reducing immigration. And the Age, whilst posing as some kind of left wing hold out, supports this nightmare growth all the way, despite apparently forthright articles which simply accept this outrage, as in the one cited below, which concludes, uselessly, "I don't mean to be unduly negative. Melbourne remains a cool place to live. But it is also just another big city that is rapidly getting bigger, more expensive, more troubled. Underpinning many of these problems are unsustainable rates of population growth. Unless we wake up to this, our problems will only continue to grow."

Unless "we" wake up to this? We all bloody know it! And so do the politicians. And they want it to get worse. They should be put on trial for treason. That's the only thing we could do, in theory, to stop this - but they are untouchable! Why? How?

"Melbourne is growing at an unsustainable pace. As it is, one-third of car trips happen on congested roads during the morning peak. The bad news is that it's only going to get worse. According to Infrastructure Victoria, in coming decades the city is going to become so clogged that the average speed during the morning peak will drop to just 31km/h. And that's even after factoring in billions of dollars worth of planned road and rail upgrades."

I agree with you Edulcor, what's occurring in Melbourne is The Crime of the Century with apologies to Supertramp. I believe that Josh Gordon is playing the nice guy while, in fact, Fairfax Media is the bad guy and that spells trouble, BIG trouble for all Melburnians.

While tending the Sustainable Population Australia tent at the Sustainable Living Festival last Sunday it was surprising the number of people who were switched on to our population problems and that was over and above those who understood that there is a problem, but then deny it. However, as you mention Edulcor, most Melburnians aka Simone's friend, are sitting in the middle of the road dazzled by the bright lights of the so-called Spirit of Progress that is grinding them into the dirt.

Josh Gordon in his article acknowledges the problem and its effects, the cause, but then fails to call on his employer let alone State & Federal Governments to do anything. Why pen the piece if you aren't going to call them out? Not only are our State and Federal Governments complicit, but so is private enterprise who are driving the big population agenda for the own benefit!

Governments can be held accountable at the ballot box, private enterprise, however, is far less accountable and the only way Joe Public can be of influence is to not buy their products and to divest of those companies in their share (superannuation) portfolios. And as we have seen with the coal industry this can take a long time. Attempting to influence relatives and friends of the problem of overpopulation can be taxing, taking people out of their comfort zone. High levels of tact and diplomacy are required when raising overpopulation and its effects.