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Manningham Council often tell us that community expectations drive council expenditure. That is, Manningham residents expect certain services and facilities to be available. The council is expected to provide these and so community expectations drive the increases in council spending.

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Views: 446 | Added by: Blogger | Date: 04.03.2015

At the June 3, 2014 council meeting, the council published responses (or submissions) from the public to their Budget and Strategic Resource Plan 2014 - 2018.

There was one submission that I found very interesting.

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Views: 687 | Added by: Blogger | Date: 04.03.2015

At the 27 May 2014 meeting, Manningham council decided to install a drainage pipe that should have been installed over 50 years ago.

While many may think this a minor issue, residents effected by this drain will be charg ... Read more »

Views: 681 | Added by: Blogger | Date: 01.07.2015

Manningham council officers were asked about the large increase in property rates for 2014/15 at the April 29, 2014 meeting of council.

The question was, "Why do our property rates increase at 4.5% while CPI increases at 2.4%, which is half the increase in the property rates?" ... Read more »

Views: 553 | Added by: Blogger | Date: 11.07.2014

Concerned residents continue to question Manningham council over the exorbitant property rate increases. A question was asked at the April 29, 2014 council meeting. It was:

“If CPI increases at 2.4% then why do our property rates increase at almost twice this amount, that is at 4.5%?&rd ... Read more »

Views: 469 | Added by: Blogger | Date: 11.07.2014

Manningham Council finds it impossible to justify a rate increase of 4.5%.

Please consider this chart taken from the 2014/15 budget (page 1300 of the minutes for April 29, 2014 or page 58 of the budget for 2014/15): ... Read more »

Views: 547 | Added by: Blogger | Date: 11.07.2014

Each year Manningham council has the opportunity to present what it believes are important issues and national objectives to two organisations: the Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) and the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA).

These organisations then select the issues and ... Read more »

Views: 451 | Added by: Blogger | Date: 09.15.2014

Residents respond to the Draft Open Space Strategy.

At the council meeting on 25 March 2014, public responses to the Council's Open Space Strategy were presented.

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Views: 703 | Added by: Blogger | Date: 08.13.2014

At the Feb 25 2014 Council Meeting, a Mid Year Review of the budget for 2013/14 was presented.

The annual budget for 2013/14 planned an income of $110,218,000 and an expenditure of $100,299,000 leaving a surplus o ... Read more »

Views: 541 | Added by: Blogger | Date: 07.17.2014

Could Manningham Council reduce the rate burden of all residents?

Yes I think they could and I think they could do so easily.

 

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Views: 651 | Added by: Blogger | Date: 06.17.2014

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