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.

Consultation has concluded
  • Submissions Closing Sunday 16 November

    over 4 years ago

    There are only a few more days to lodge submissions in relation to the future rating options being considered by Council.  Ensure your views are heard!

    The closing date is this Sunday 16 November - a report will then be prepared for the next  Council meeting on Tuesday 2 December.

    There are only a few more days to lodge submissions in relation to the future rating options being considered by Council.  Ensure your views are heard!

    The closing date is this Sunday 16 November - a report will then be prepared for the next  Council meeting on Tuesday 2 December.

  • Join Our Public Meeting - Monday 27 October

    over 4 years ago

    A Public Meeting to discuss the three rating options will be held next Monday 27 October 2014 at Mosman Civic Centre.  The meeting will commence at 7pm.

    Come along to learn more abut the rating options being considered and to share your views on your preferred option.

    A Public Meeting to discuss the three rating options will be held next Monday 27 October 2014 at Mosman Civic Centre.  The meeting will commence at 7pm.

    Come along to learn more abut the rating options being considered and to share your views on your preferred option.

  • The Three Options

    over 4 years ago

    Council is seeking feedback on the following three options:

    Option 1

    Maintain rates in accordance with annual rate peg (estimated at 3% per year), and cessation of the temporary Community Environmental Contract levy (i.e. 5%)

    Option 2

    Continue to levy rates in accordance with the annual rate peg (estimated at 3% per year) plus a one-off rate increase in 2015-16 that remains permanently in the rate base for infrastructure works, equivalent to the value of the expiring Community Environmental Contract Levy (i.e.5%)

    Option 3

    Continue to levy rates in accordance with the annual rate peg (estimated at 3%...

    Council is seeking feedback on the following three options:

    Option 1

    Maintain rates in accordance with annual rate peg (estimated at 3% per year), and cessation of the temporary Community Environmental Contract levy (i.e. 5%)

    Option 2

    Continue to levy rates in accordance with the annual rate peg (estimated at 3% per year) plus a one-off rate increase in 2015-16 that remains permanently in the rate base for infrastructure works, equivalent to the value of the expiring Community Environmental Contract Levy (i.e.5%)

    Option 3

    Continue to levy rates in accordance with the annual rate peg (estimated at 3% per year) plus a one-off rate increase of 10% in 2015-16 that remains permanently in the rate base to fund additional infrastructure works (8.5%) and allow for a financial sustainability component of 1.5%

    Full Details of these Options and their impacts can be found in the 'Shaping Mosman's Future' brochure on this website, together with other Fact Sheets also available in the Document Library.