Candidate statement: Phillip Bingley


After working in Local Government for 38 years and now retired, I have decided to stand for Council because I want to tackle two main issues: 1. Rates and 2. Roads.

I have become very frustrated with basic service providers like councils annually jacking up their rates above CPI and increasing the financial strain on ratepayers, particularly families and people on fixed incomes like pensioners. The CPI for Hobart for 2017 was 2.1% and yet our council increased this years rates by 5.8%. Enough is enough, we need to draw a line in the sand.

If elected I can assure all ratepayers that I will never support a rate increase in excess of CPI. I will also at the first meeting of the new Council move a motion that Council adopts a policy that all future rate increases can only be a maximum of CPI. That sends a clear message to Council management that they must restrain and prioritize spending to essential services i.e. good roads, streets and
foot paths, well maintained parks and sports grounds and a cost efficient waste management system.

In respect to roads, I will only support an annual budget provided there is an allocation of at least $250,000 to improve/seal roads in the Rural Residential areas of Lachlan, Molesworth, Magra, Black Hills, Glenfern, Granton and Karanja.

Authorised by Phillip Bingley, 730 Lachlan Rd, Lachlan 7140

All candidates are invited to submit statements and photos for publication by emailing
2018 council election timetable
  • Polling period ……………….. Monday, 8 October to 10am Tuesday, 30 October 2018
Full details about the council election process can be found here.
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