Rates due next month
THE Whitsunday Regional Council has issued rates notices which are due for payment on September 8.
Water notices were also issued this week and will be due on September 15.
Mayor Jennifer Whitney said rates must be paid in full, including the separate infrastructure charge, to be eligible for the five per cent discount.
“Please note the State Government Emergency Management, Fire and Rescue (EMFR) Levy which was introduced by the Queensland Go- vernment and commenced from January 1, 2014, will be included in this rates notice,” she said.
“The levy replaces the previous Fire Levy and is now required to be charged on all properties within our region.
“Rural properties that have a local rural fire brigade will still be required to pay the Fire Levy.
Ratepayers are also reminded that rates which are not paid in full will incur interest charges.