Rate capping back on Murray Bridge council’s agenda

Photo: File.
Photo: File.

Rate capping is back on the agenda at the Murray Bridge council.

Councillor Airlie Keen is campaigning for a lower cap on the amount ratepayers' property rates bills can go up each year.

The maximum increase is currently 25 per cent, or 12.5pc for pensioners.

"Some councils' maximum increase is as little as 6pc," she said at the council's November meeting.

"It would be interesting to compare our position."

Council staff will review the policies of six other councils nominated by Cr Keen – including the Mid Murray and Coorong – and report back.

The state government sought to cap property rate increases after its election in March, but the measure was opposed by many councils and defeated in parliament.