Have Your Say About Important Yass Valley Council Documents

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  • Want to input into decisions about your rates?
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Yass Valley Council has released a range of draft planning documents and is set to start its consultation phase, or “roadshow”, with the community.

These documents are on public exhibition between now and 5:00pm on Monday, 6th June, and include the:

  • Draft 2022-23 Operational Plan, which outlines Council’s budget for achieving the community priorities outlined in the Community Strategic Plan and the actions in the 2022-26 Delivery Program. Included in the Plan is an Additional Special Rate Variation (SRV) of 1 per cent. The additional SRV will raise the rate levy for Yass Valley to 2.3 per cent to bring us in line with the standard rate peg of 2.4%.
  • Draft 2022-32 Long Term Financial Plan, which is used by Council to inform decision-making in relation to the Delivery Program over ten years.
  • Draft 2022-26 Delivery Program
  • Draft 2022-23 Revenue Statement, which outlines Council’s charging philosophy, goods and services tax (GST), ordinary rating structure, valuations, pension rebates, interest on overdue rates and charges, exemptions, annual charges (water, waste, stormwater and sewer), statement of borrowings, and fees and charges.
  • Draft 2022-23 Fees and Charges Report
  • Draft 2022-26 Workforce Management Plan, which helps Council address the future needs of its workforce in accordance with the service delivery expectations of the community.
  • Draft 2022-32 Asset Management Strategy, which outlines Council’s assets, such as roads, drains, water, sewage, parks and public buildings, and how they are managed and maintained.

The documents are available to view on Council’s website. Hard copies of these documents are available at Yass Valley Library (behind Yass Soldiers’ Memorial Hall) and Council’s Administration Office (209 Comur Street, Yass).

Please call or email before visiting to ensure the documents are available:

You can have your say on these documents by providing written feedback or attending our Council’s Community Roadshows between 17th May-1st June. During these dates, Council’s Executive Management Team and Councillors will visit each of the towns and villages to present the proposed documents.

Yass Valley Mayor Allan McGrath said “We are thrilled to be able to hit the road again after a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19.

“The Community Roadshows allow us to present these important documents and hear directly from residents. Their engagement, feedback and suggestions are extremely important as these documents are ultimately shaped by the community.”

Find out more about these documents from Council’s Executive Management Team and Councillors at the following sessions:

  • Yass Valley Business Chamber: 6pm-7:30 pm – Tuesday, 17th May
  • Bowning Hal: 7pm-8:00 pm – Wednesday, 18th May
  • Sutton Hall: 6pm-7:30 pm – Thursday, 19th May
  • Gundaroo Hall: 6pm-7:30 pm – Wednesday, 25th May
  • Murrumbateman Markets: 8:30am-2:30pm – Saturday, 28th May
  • Binalong Hall: 6pm -7:30pm – Wednesday, 1st June.

To provide a written submission, you can:

  • Complete the Council’s online form;
  • Post your submission to PO Box 6, Yass, NSW 2582; or
  • Email council@yass.nsw.gov.au.

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