Maitland council stands alone as IPART approves rate rises for other Hunter councils

Matt Carr
By Matt Carr
Updated June 20 2022 - 5:02am, first published 3:56am
RATING CHANGE: IPART says it will review how it sets its rate peg "to deal with volatility in economic conditions". The cap aims to balance council and ratepayer needs.

While most Hunter councils will reap millions after receiving approval to lift their rates by more than the statewide cap, Maitland City Council has dared to be different.

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Matt Carr

Matt Carr

Newcastle Herald deputy editor

Matt began his Newcastle Herald career as a cadet in 2009. He is a Walkley nominated reporter who has covered councils, police and general news rounds across the Upper Hunter, Port Stephens, Maitland, Lake Macquarie, Cessnock and Newcastle.

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