The final Productivity Commission (PC) research report into local government revenue raising capacity was released on 17 April 2008. A summary of the PC's findings is reproduced below.
The Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) welcomes the opportunity to comment on the draft report of the Commission’s Study into Local Government Revenue Raising Capacity..
The Productivity Commission has been asked by the Australian Government to undertake a study to examine local government’s own revenue sources. The study will examine the capacity of different types of councils to raise revenue, the impact of the various revenue sources available to local government, and the impact of any State regulatory limits on local government’s revenue raising capacity. Australian Local Government Association's (ALGA) initial submission is attached.