Stamping a change

BOROREN and Miriam Vale residents will pay the same price for access to water and sewerage services as other Gladstone region town residents after a decision to introduce a postage stamp pricing policy by Gladstone Regional Council.

Mayor George Creed said the council had agreed to adopt a postage stamp pricing policy for its water and sewerage charges, which will be introduced over a 10-year time span.

“Postage stamp pricing requires every customer in the network to pay the same price, regardless of where they reside,” Cr Creed said.

“This differs from user-pays pricing, where each network is treated as a separate entity and charges are based on the cost of providing that supply.”

Cr Creed said a combination of both philosophies had existed up until now, which had meant significant pricing differentials between locations.

“The issue really came down to council seriously considering whether it saw itself as the one community (the postage stamp approach) or as a sum of the parts (user pays approach) and we opted for the former,” he said.

He said the decision would mean council’s water and sewerage pricing philosophy would be consistent with existing general rates and garbage disposal pricing policies for the Gladstone region.

For more information, visit online at www.gladstonerc.qld.gov.au.

Rosedale reunion rolling

PAST Rosedale school students and teachers will come together at a reunion tomorrow.

Old acquaintances will come face to face at the event, which will start at 6.30pm.

Live music, entertainment, food, drinks and good times are on the program.



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