Please ex­plain rates in­crease

Central and North Burnett Times - - OPINION -

RATES are due again and again I am ask­ing why the large in­crease since amal­ga­ma­tion.

We were as­sured there would be no in­crease when this oc­curred and no change in ser­vices.

My rates have in­creased over $900 yearly with what im­prove­ment?

The rates are equiv­a­lent to liv­ing in Her­vey Bay, Mary­bor­ough or Bund­aberg.

How many more white col­lar staff have been em­ployed since amal­ga­ma­tion?

How many ground staff have not been re­placed?

Why is the wa­ter in Biggenden still un­drink­able?

Why can’t ratepay­ers have vouch­ers for tak­ing their rub­bish to the dumps?

This is a ser­vice we al­ready pay for in our rates.

Could the chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer please an­swer th­ese ques­tions on be­half of the ratepay­ers who em­ploy him. Veron­ica An­drews


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