Ibis again this year sponsored the NSW Revenue Professionals 20th annual conference event at Coffs Harbour. There was interest from councils in Rates & Water Modelling as a focus area – in particular, predicting future impacts on different ratepayers of rates and other policy changes. Richard Noble from the Ibis team was present to answer questions and followup interested councils.
A number of NSW attendees also spoke about their challenges with annual planning and long term planning processes. Ibis has recently released to market a new hosted cloud-based system called Strategic Planning & Reporting (SPR) which has been a success in NZ and is now being released for Australian councils.
Other topics covered at the conference included:
– Revenue & Rates Reporting
– Debt Recovery
– Non Rateability
– Hardship and Rate Relief
– Farmland Categorisation Reviews
As a followup to the annual event, Ibis is conducting a roadshow within NSW for interested councils around rates modelling, annual and long term planning and advanced reporting systems. Please let us know if you would like to have a discussion with any of our local government experts.