PERPLEXED residents in the Mt Tully Rd/Eukey Rd area of Stanthorpe are demanding an explanation for the exorbitant increase in land valuations in their area.
Most land valuations around Stanthorpe have remained the same, or in some cases actually decreased. In that area, however, there is a staggering almost 50 per cent increase.
This results in an incredible 45–50 per cent increase in rates.
Were the situation not so outrageous, it would simply be comical.
One usually hears of such shocking extortion only in the context of criminal associations. — Online user FernStefnie