Shaping Mosman's Future

Consultation has concluded


Council is now consulting on a range of future rating options for consideration by residents and ratepayers.

We want to ensure that Mosman residents have the best possible facilities, delivered in a way that's efficient, timely and responsible. To do this we are looking at options to improve our financial position and to deliver the type and level of service our community expects.

In recent years we've done a lot of work reviewing how our infrastructure is faring, we've listened to the community about local priorities and we've prepared comprehensive Asset Management Plans for all classes of assets under our control. We've also been busy attending to our infrastructure 'backlog' as well as building new facilities and keeping up with regular maintenance.

We've had the benefit of a 5% environmental levy - the 'Community Environmental Contract' over the past 15 years to help us build and maintain some important environmental infrastructure. Because this levy is only temporary and due to expire in two years we need to look at the best way forward for our local infrastructure as a whole.

That's why we are now consulting on some rating options for the future - we can do nothing at all and let the environmental levy expire, we can apply to the State Government for one-off special rate variation equivalent in value to the levy that remains permanently in the rate base and continue important infrastructure improvements, or we can apply for a one-off special rate variation of 5% more than the current levy (again which remains permanently in the rate base) to give our infrastructure works a further 'kick-start', while also improving our financial 'bottom-line' for the future.

These three options are explained in more detail on this site - we want your views about which option you think is best for Mosman, its residents and ratepayers.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS CONSULTATION HAS NOW CLOSED AND COUNCIL WILL NEXT CONSIDER A PROPOSED SPECIAL RATE VARIATION AT ITS MEETING OF 3 FEBRUARY 2015.


Council is now consulting on a range of future rating options for consideration by residents and ratepayers.

We want to ensure that Mosman residents have the best possible facilities, delivered in a way that's efficient, timely and responsible. To do this we are looking at options to improve our financial position and to deliver the type and level of service our community expects.

In recent years we've done a lot of work reviewing how our infrastructure is faring, we've listened to the community about local priorities and we've prepared comprehensive Asset Management Plans for all classes of assets under our control. We've also been busy attending to our infrastructure 'backlog' as well as building new facilities and keeping up with regular maintenance.

We've had the benefit of a 5% environmental levy - the 'Community Environmental Contract' over the past 15 years to help us build and maintain some important environmental infrastructure. Because this levy is only temporary and due to expire in two years we need to look at the best way forward for our local infrastructure as a whole.

That's why we are now consulting on some rating options for the future - we can do nothing at all and let the environmental levy expire, we can apply to the State Government for one-off special rate variation equivalent in value to the levy that remains permanently in the rate base and continue important infrastructure improvements, or we can apply for a one-off special rate variation of 5% more than the current levy (again which remains permanently in the rate base) to give our infrastructure works a further 'kick-start', while also improving our financial 'bottom-line' for the future.

These three options are explained in more detail on this site - we want your views about which option you think is best for Mosman, its residents and ratepayers.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS CONSULTATION HAS NOW CLOSED AND COUNCIL WILL NEXT CONSIDER A PROPOSED SPECIAL RATE VARIATION AT ITS MEETING OF 3 FEBRUARY 2015.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Take the Survey!

    Take this quick survey to give us your views on the three rating options proposed, or consider participating in the Discussion Forum.  Online submissions can also be made here.

    Take this quick survey to give us your views on the three rating options proposed, or consider participating in the Discussion Forum.  Online submissions can also be made here.

    Consultation has concluded