The DSRA has since it’s inception lobbied council to undertake a review of the General Rates Category system. There were major inequities in the system, particularly in what was Category 8 – apartments and units. A big tick to Council for doing the review BUT there has been NO CONSULTATION on what is arguably one of the most important issues for ratepayers particularly when rates have increased AGAIN by 2.8% (CPI 1.1%). An example of anything but “consultation and transparency”, two words we hear Councillors continually voice their commitment to but we certainly haven’t seen on this important issue. Did they get it right? Let us know your thoughts.