Taxpayers will pay $1 million for street lighting maintenance.
At the end of last year, the state government decided to increase the cost of SA committees to power, maintain and install street and traffic lights for the state government. -
The Committee did not consult on these changes.
The new fee will come into effect on January 1, and as the total cost increases from $1 to $1 million, South African committees will pay $1 million a year.
Between $34 million and $2. 34 million. The hardest-
The HIT Metropolitan Council is the port of Adelaide Enfield, with an annual cost increase of about $159,000.
A Transport Department spokesman said that so far, the government has absorbed increased electricity and maintenance costs.
Since 2005, the cost of committees has remained unchanged and the government can no longer afford to take a hit, she said.
"To ensure that the level of service to the community is not affected by the interruption of street lights and traffic signals, the Commission is now informed of the increase in monthly fees," she said.
"The Ministry of Defense and local government associations are negotiating with the SA power network, the power supplier, to reduce street lighting costs, which, if successful, will exceed these costs.
"Kym McHugh, president of LGA, was surprised that the government had not consulted with Parliament before the fee was lifted.
LGA failed to successfully lobby the Ministry of Transport to postpone growth until fiscal year 2013/14. "I think that (was)
It is quite reasonable, as the Commission has no way to increase revenue in the current fiscal year to cover the increase in electricity costs of more than $80,000 per month. (overall)
” Mr. McHugh said.
"We understand that the remaining part of the cost increase will have an impact. （
Ministry of Transport)
However, due to costs and state budgets, there is only one tax available to committees, which is very clear and transparent.