Confusion over ratepayer groups

WHILE I generally agree with Phil Douglass’s comments (SD, November 8), I would like to point out one emphasis.

In Mr Douglass’s letter there should have been clarification of which organisation he represents.

He states: “As for the rate­payers’ association, it was formed in ­November 2015 and was instantly attacked on Facebook.”

The name of that Association is Mildura and District Rural City Residents and Ratepayers Associ­ation Inc (reg no. A0093600W).

This organisation was formed after I had had a letter published in SD on August 25, 2015, pointing out how high Mildura rates are. 

I was then contacted by Ms Joyce Wisneske and we called a meeting of interested people, which agreed to form a ratepayers’ association.

Mr Douglass had been the president of that association until he tendered his resignation on August 1 this year, along with two other committee members. 

We then learned that another organisation had been formed, named Ratepayers Victoria Mil­dura Branch. 

Lindsay Leake,


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