Victoria Point & Coochiemudlo Div.4

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Rates Freeze?

It’s a reality that rates will continue to rise in Australia. A rates freeze will not happen in Redland City as our Council cannot afford it nor is it financially viable.

It is not practical to freeze wages and costs for services such waste and water for four years. Why would any Council want to accumulate future debt? It is important that Council works within its budget and has Councillors that understand finance and the direct impact of their decisions on ratepayers. What Council can do though is review how rates are categorised and have minimal future rate increases by capping them to no more than CPI. Rate payers deserve better value for their dollars.
Some regions have seen rate rises more than double inflation in just 5 years and more is to come. © eyetronic –