Local Government Act 2001

F167[Public input to BID proposal.


129E. (1) The rating authority concerned shall by way of a public notice invite submissions from the public on a BID proposal.

(2) Notice under subsection (1) shall

(a) describe the proposed scheme in general terms,

(b) specify the area within the administrative area that is being proposed as a business improvement district,

(c) include a statement that, if the scheme is established, an annual BID contribution levy will be imposed on and collected from ratepayers of rateable property within the proposed business improvement district,

(d) specify

(i) an address or location at which a copy of the BID proposal may be inspected pursuant to section 129D(1),

(ii) the price for which a copy of the proposal may be purchased from the rating authority under section 129D(1), and

(iii) if a copy of the proposal is also published on the internet pursuant to section 129D(2), the website address for viewing that copy,


(e) indicate that any person may, in the manner and by a date specified in the notice ("closing date"), make a submission in relation to the BID proposal.

(3) For the purposes of subsection (2)(b), the notice may include

(a) a map that clearly indicates the boundaries of the proposed business improvement district, or

(b) a list of the street addresses of the rateable properties within the proposed business improvement district.

(4) The closing date under subsection (2)(e) may not be less than 30 days after the date on which notice under this section is first published.

(5) The rating authority shall ensure that the BID proponent receives a copy of each submission made on the BID proposal.

(6) The rating authority shall prepare a report on the submissions (if any) made on the BID proposal; copies of that report shall be

(a) furnished by it to the members of the authority, and

(b) made available by it to the public, on request and on payment to it of a fee (which fee shall not exceed the reasonable cost of making such a copy),

and, in addition to the foregoing, it may publish a copy of the report on the internet.]




Part 13A (ss. 129A-129T) inserted (24.04.2007) by Local Government (Business Improvement Districts) Act 2006 (42/2006), s. 6, S.I. No. 165 of 2007.