Kiama fighting to be Fit for the Future

View from foothills of Saddleback MountainKiama Council has submitted its response to the IPART Fit for the Future Report, confident it can introduce measures to make it meet all the necessary criteria to remain an independent council.

The initial assessment showed Kiama meeting the Scale & Capacity thresholds, but not passing all of the financial criteria.

Mayor Brian Petschler believes that the initial assessment was largely due to an overly conservative way of accounting for non-cash items, such as depreciation of roads, compared to other councils. “We have a consultant in to look at all the factors
at play, as they could make a big difference to the way our ratios turn out,” he says.

The Government is yet to outline the next stage of the process.

 

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