Apply for rates cut
ELIGIBLE pensioners in the Isis region are urged to apply for reductions to their property rates.
Rate reduction applications close on Friday, July 10.
Bundaberg Mayor Mal Forman said pensioners who qualified for the rates remission were entitled to a State Government funded 20% reduction up to a maximum of $200 per year and a fixed council reduction of $140 per year.
Cr Forman said pensioners needed to carefully check their eligibility to receive the available remissions.
“Any pensioner who has previously received and is still eligible to receive a rebate need not re-apply unless their circumstances have changed,” Cr Forman said.
“These altered circumstances can include a change to a pensioner’s principal place of residence or a pensioner becoming ineligible to receive a concession.
“In these events, the pensioner should contact council immediately to advise of any change to eligibility.”
Pensioners can check their eligibility status by contacting council’s revenue section on 1300 883 699.