Yarrawonga Chronicle

New ways to pay your rates

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General Manager Corporate Simon Rennie said the new options were to give property owners the flexibilit­y to pay their rates in a way which best suited their needs.

“There are multiple ways for paying your annual rates and charges and we have just added two more easy options,” Mr Rennie said.

“As well as the lump sum, quarterly and 10 instalment­s options, you can now organise to have weekly or fortnightl­y payments direct debited from your bank account.

“Simply fill out the direct debit form on our website or you can send an email requesting this direct debit function.

“The weekly and fortnightl­y payments will run through until May, 26 2022.”

Mr Rennie said the community generally wanted to know three things when their rate notice arrived.

“What am I getting for my rates, how much have they increased and how rates are calculated are by far the most common questions we receive,” he said.

“Every single day people across our shire rely on Council to provide services to help them work, live, travel and play.

“From footpaths and roads to maternal and child health, from parks, gardens, and libraries to rubbish collection and landfills – our ratepayers fund more than 50 different corporate, infrastruc­ture and community services.”

Mr Rennie said the modest rate cap of 1.5%, as set by the Victorian Government, would not only help preserve council’s ongoing financial sustainabi­lity but support and sustain the community through the continuing COVID-19 emergency.

“We encourage anyone who would like to know more about our payment options or rebates they may be entitled to, to give us a call or drop into our Customer Service Centres in Cobram or Yarrawonga.”

Further informatio­n about the rates, fees, charges and payment options is included with the rate notice or go to the website.

Moira Shire Council is excited to announce there are new direct debit options available to pay your rates.

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