More rate rises on the horizon as Hunter councils battle inflation

Michael Parris
Updated November 21 2023 - 4:45pm, first published 3:00pm
Maitland City Council has received the highest rate revenue rises in the Hunter. File picture
Maitland City Council has received the highest rate revenue rises in the Hunter. File picture

Council rate income in at least one Hunter local government area will surge more than 10 per cent over the next two years.

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Michael Parris

Michael Parris

Journalist

Michael Parris reports on politics for the Newcastle Herald. He started at the Herald in 1994 after working in the ABC Newcastle newsroom. Michael spent much of his career as a sub-editor before moving into political reporting in 2017. He was a finalist in the Sports Australia national media awards for his stories about a male-only tennis club in Newcastle. He has covered NSW and federal elections, state and federal budgets and local politics. He has also written extensively about the COVID-19 pandemic with a special focus on data analysis and the effects of lockdowns on the Hunter community.

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