FEELING IRATE ABOUT RATES
HERE we go again.
Rockingham Council had another meeting on the rates.
Yet again the same old story. They propose a massive increase. All have a debate over the increase and walk out voting four to one in favour of a 3 per cent increase and expect us all to be happy because it wasn’t as high as expected.
Year after year the rates go up. Do you remember the 7 per cent or the 4 per cent or the stalemate one where our knight in shining armour Sammels made the final decision?
When will the rate increases all come to an end?
Wages and pensions don't increase this much every year, so how do you continue to pay?
Most of our rates go on infrastructure; that's new infrastructure in new communities and guess what, they pay rates as well. It's a monopoly.
How about generating more employment with the money through tourism, not just building new communities?
Watch this space. Karnup will be next. We have to build up more rates to pay for the expected population growth over the next 20 years.
Have you heard that before? It's a monopoly. Vote them out. GRAHAM WHITE Shoalwater