6%? Pfff. 9%? Meh. 500%? (faints)

A regular increase in council rates sometimes seems to be an inescapable fact of life. It was quite a surprise to see someone run for Melbourne mayor promising to reduce rates by 5%, for example. He didn’t get in.

Typically the rises are singledigit percentages. So it must have come as quite a surprise for some Brisbane residents to hear that their rates could increase up to 500%!

So, as much as it pains me to say it, be grateful for your 6% or 9% rise, and remember to keep an eye out in the future for LDP candidates running for council with a plan to reduce rates.

This entry was posted in local and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *