Council rate rises due
Councils in Victoria, including the North East, have until March 31 to apply for a rate rise in excess of the rate cap of 2.5% set by the State Government.
The rate cap was established under the Fair Go Rates System in 2015 to control rate rises in the State.
Councils seeking a rise above the cap must demonstrate a long term funding need, supported by good financial planning.
The Border Mail reports that Wodonga could be one of those but Mayor of Wangaratta Dean Rees says he doesn't believe a rate increase is necessary.