Re­wards for ratepay­ers

IN­CEN­TIVE PRIZES IN­CLUDE MOTORSPORT PASS, HOL­I­DAY

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS - Nick Houghton

BLACK­TOWN ratepay­ers will have ex­tra in­cen­tive this year to pay their coun­cil rates promptly.

A re­wards scheme for res­i­dents who pay a year’s worth of rates be­fore Au­gust 31, the Black­town Ratepay­ers Re­ward pro­gram, has prizes such as a motorsport ex­pe­ri­ence pack­age at Eastern Creek Race­way, a year’s sup­ply of movie tick­ets and a week­end away on the Gold Coast.

Black­town mayor Stephen Bali said the scheme was a way to give back.

“The en­tire ratepayer re­wards pack­age is spec­tac­u­lar, and in­cludes some pretty ex­cit­ing and en­ter­tain­ing prizes,” he said.

“This year’s rates will be spent to bring some com­pas­sion back to coun­cil, as well as bring­ing down our main­te­nance back­log and pro­vid­ing the stan­dard ser­vices that ratepay­ers ex­pect.”

First to eighth place prizes will be awarded to win­ners se­lected by ran­dom. Prizes in­clude a 12-month Syd­ney Motorsport Park turbo pass, a Gold Coast hol­i­day pack­age in­clud­ing flights and ac­com­mo­da­tion, a year’s sup­ply of Hoyts Black­town movie tick­ets and a $100 Seven Hills Plaza su­per­mar­ket voucher.

Other prizes in­clude a $100 Black­town Work­ers Club voucher, $50 Seven Hills Plaza clothes voucher, Oak Bar and Grill $100 voucher and a $50 voucher for River­stone Mar­ke­town.

Last month, the coun­cil voted to cut $200 off pen­sion­ers’ an­nual rates.

“This year’s bud­get has a se­ries of pro­vi­sions that make life a lit­tle eas­ier for pen­sion­ers, and fa­cil­i­ties that faced clo­sure some time ago are be­ing con­tin­ued as a re­sult of strong ratepayer de­mand,” Cr Bali said.

“Coun­cil has lis­tened, learnt and acted.”

To be in the run­ning, make sure you have your rates paid in full be­fore Au­gust 31. Win­ners will be an­nounced in Septem­ber.

Black­town mayor Stephen Bali and the Fer­rari that will take a lucky ratepayer for a spin.

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