Rates & land valuation

I noticed your story about rate rises of 16% in Bundaberg, well try this for size, my rates have gone up from $761 in the first half of 2016 until my latest bill of $1079.

Indeed when we moved here in 2015 my rates were $702 /half year so doing the sums my rates have gone up in less than 2 years by $377 you work out the % in that.

I'm in Branyan & am expected to believe that my land value has suddenly risen by $47,000.

I'm sorry but this is just a deliberate grab for money, & as I'm a self funded retiree this hits home, I don't get a cent from the government in seniors discounts or the like.

It's bad enough that we are held to ransom with only Ergon for power supply, I'd love it if you looked at which prior government did a deal with Ergon to hold a monopoly over all of regional Qld, there's got to be a story in there.



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