Rate Freeze For Everyone
Wyndham council show a gesture of support to residents by providing rate freeze. Other councils like Melton, Melbourne and Monash have done it already. It seems as if the intent is missing.
Rate Waiver For Those In Need
Wyndham council should consider rate waiver for households suffering from job losses and living under mortgage stress. More than 21,500 workers across Melbourne's West have lost their jobs since March 2020.
Equal Opportunity To Apply
Local businesses are complaining that they were not made aware of the $2 million in grants available to them. That's why less than 3% applied out of the ~17,500 businesses in Wyndham. Cafes, shops and other businesses are struggling to keep themselves afloat and earn a living.
Fair Distribution Of Funding
Some big businesses have received $20,000 each while many small to medium business that applied for the grant have missed out. Initially, a $1.5 million Small Business Support Program was advertised, that seems to have later expanded to bigger businesses as well.
Rate freeze doesn’t mean loss of jobs or reduced services. It implies a proactive approach to handle finances efficiently. Snippets from the budget submission video that got blocked.
This council has spent millions on buying a pub, subsidising hotels and fixing infrastructure blowouts using ratepayers money. Now is the time to help RATEPAYERS.