All of Council’s fees and charges that are not subject to statutory control are reviewed on an annual basis prior to finalisation of Council’s annual operating budget.
In determining which pricing methodology is appropriate for each type of service, Council is guided by principles of ‘fair imposition’ and ‘user pays’.
Council may raise funds for local purposes by fair imposition of rates, charges and fees, by income earned from investments, and when appropriate by borrowings and grants.
Council’s Pricing Policy generally supports the cost recovery philosophy. It recognises people’s ability to pay and balances an expectation that some services will be cross subsidised from rates for the common good of the community.