Demolition could lead to rates relief
HOMES a n d b u s i n e s s e s ruined by Cyclone Yasi are starting to be demolished in the Cassowary Coast region.
Nineteen people have applied for permits to demolish houses, businesses or sheds.
A Cassowary Coast Regional Council spokesman yesterday urged people to apply for the development permits to demolish, with the demolition fee waived for cyclone-affected structures.
Demolition jobs are inspected by council, triggering changes to rates and building records, which in some cases can lead to lower rates for the properties.
A h a n d f u l o f c y c l o n e - damaged homes and businesses have already been demolished in the Cassowary Coast region. Others are at the application stage.
Of the 19 applications so far received by the Cassowary Coast Regional Council, 14 are for homes, three are for businesses and two are for sheds.
They relate to structures in the southern part of the region, from Silkwood to Cardwell, but most are in the Tully and Tully Heads-Hull Heads districts.
To apply for a permit, visit w w w . c a s s o w a r y c o a s t . qld. gov. au and click on the ‘ ‘ Rebuilding Information’’ heading or call council’s building services section on 4043 9150.