Focus is on rates at next meeting

COUNCIL rates will be closely scrutinised at the Maryborough Citizens and Ratepayers Association meeting on Tuesday.

President Alan Wetton said members of the group had been gathering information on the council's formula for calculating rates during the past month in readiness for the meeting.

“We believe the formula is flawed – there's a minor disparity of a major differential,” Mr Wetton said.

“Granville residents shouldn't be paying the same amount as those in Scarness.

“People on the esplanade should be paying more. They have more facilities and have more things to use and do; they also have a massive waterfront area.

“We want to see justice in the rating system.”

Mr Wetton said the newly formed group would also be trying to encourage the council to maintain its presence in Maryborough and be more pro-active with land and property developments.

Next week's meeting will be at Timber City Cafe in Kent Street on Tuesday, 5.15pm for a 5.30pm start. RSVP not essential.



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