“The rapid climb in land values in some parts of our City has made the cost of rates a problem for many residents. I’ve been working with councillors in other local government areas to find a fairer system for ratepayers in Victoria. Maribyrnong already offers the highest concession for aged pensioners in Victoria but the problem is much wider than this. Major change can only come from the State government but the system is antiquated and sorely in need of change.”