Special Rate Variation

Funding the Levee Upgrade

To protect Wagga Wagga's CBD, critical assets and thousands of homes against floods, we need to strengthen the levee system.

With a price tag of $23.3M we need to do our bit to help pay for this vital piece of infrastructure.

To cover our share, Wagga Wagga City Council has made an application to IPART for a one off Special Rate
Variation, maintained for five years only.

Under the proposed increase, property owners in the Farmland rate category will pay an additional 3.7% in 2016/17 (1.8% rate page, 1.9% levee upgrade component).

All other properties will see an increase of 5.9% in 2016/17 (1.8% rate peg, 4.1% levee upgrade component).

The levee upgrade component of rates will be maintained, but will not compound, for a period of five years. Rates will only rise by the rate peg for the last four years of this period and the levee upgrade component of rates will drop of at the end of this period.

Head to the website for more information on the proposed increase in rates and to find out what your contribution to the levee upgrade would be: wagga.nsw.gov.au/srv

Download the application (Part B)

Download the Key Points information sheet

Download the Fact Sheet