The Nationals in Government this week have launched a new “Your Council” website that allows ratepayers to access comprehensive statistics on the operations of their local council.
This data is also benchmarked against the state average so individuals can see how their council compares to others in their area.
What you can see:
- Council expenditure in a range of areas including roads, bridges, footpaths, libraries, recreation and culture, community services, and the environment.
- Community facilities including the number of swimming pools, public halls, and libraries as well as the length of roads and amount of open space.
- Key operational information including council staffing levels and average rates and charges.
- Demographic information about the local population and councillors as well as economic statistics including the unemployment rate, average income, and number of businesses.
The NSW Nationals in Government are committed to making sure that every rate payer has the ability to see where their rates are being spent.
To access the website visit: www.yourcouncil.nsw.gov.au