Rate cap legislation slammed

STOP THE CAP: Mount Gambier Mayor Andrew Lee.

MOUNT Gambier Mayor Andrew Lee has slammed the Marshall Government’s “high handed” rate capping legislation as punishing a majority of South Australia’s local governments for the excessive expenditure of a handful of councils.

The city’s mayor reiterated council’s opposition to the legislation – introduced into parliament this week – which the State Government says will protect households and businesses from some metropolitan councils’ reported “exorbitant expenses”.

Mr Lee said the move to limit


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