Hunter councils fuming over IPART decision to set new rate pegs for 2022-23

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By Max McKinney
December 16 2021 - 6:00pm
LESS MONEY: City of Newcastle CEO Jeremy Bath criticised IPART's rate peg determination and said the council would be writing to the NSW government to seek a review. IPART plans to review its methodology within five years.

HUNTER councils have slammed changes that will reduce the amount they can increase annual rates income by, saying they will be tens of millions of dollars worse off in the long run.

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Max McKinney

Journalist at Newcastle Herald

Max McKinney is a sports reporter with the Newcastle Herald. He previously worked in news, reporting on local government and transport. He is covering the Newcastle Knights in 2022, along with local sport.