Unley rate rise too low?

Councillor Jennie Boisvert wrote on her blog a summary of Unley's proposed rate increase. The proposed rate increase is 2.2%. Her argument (and that more strongly of Councillor Mike Hudson) is to increase the rate rise to say 3% to reduce the growing debt; the increase in debt is primarily to fund the major roadworks along Goodwood Road.

The rationale for servicing the roadworks only by debt was to share the burden of cost for major projects over future years ie. to share the burden across the generations.
The issue is that the current generation (of rate payers) will not be contributing in the first year.

There is reasonable rationale for a modest increase in rates so that the debt is reduced. Keeping it below 3% is a must!

Here's what Jennie blogged

Go to the Unley website and have your say about the rate rise