Rate help on the way in Wentworth

Councillor Sue Nichols

Councillor Sue Nichols

AN intention to provide concessions for struggling ratepayers in Wentworth Shire Council’s draft operational plan for the 2019/20 financial year was adopted during Wednesday’s meeting. 

Shire ratepayers will have 28 days from tomorrow to provide comment on the draft plan for 2019/20, which includes a 2.7 per cent maximum rate increase permitted by the pricing regulator. 

Councillors voted to put the draft plan on public exhibition with an intention to remove the $30 levy charge per property and the 2.7 per cent increase for water and sewer charges after an amended motion was put forward by Cr Sue Nichols. 

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