South Burnett Rate Payers Can Get Set for an Increase

Averaging 2.5%

South Burnett Rate Payers Can Get Set for an Increase

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South Burnett rate payers get set to pay on average around $70 a year more in fees with South Burnett rates to increase by 2.5% after the South Burnett Regional Council passed its 2017/18 budget on Monday, June 26.

Some utility charges are being increased and the $200 a year road levy will remain.

Council has also cut costs.  The budget highlighted a projected $2.2million deficit.

To cover the shortfall, the council will cut its staff cost by 5% by offering voluntary redundancies - thirteen administrative positions within council will be going.

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