Rates notices hit

Rates notices were sent out yesterday - what do you think of yours?
Rates notices were sent out yesterday - what do you think of yours? Georja Ryan

WHILE most of us would rather see an envelope from Golden Casket in our letterbox, yesterday's delivery was a little overwhelming for other reasons.

Rates notices landed in laps of Southern Downs homeowners, with some reporting a hike of up to $300 on last year.

One Locke St ratepayer said he wasn't shocked by the added zeros, but owning two homes certainly meant he felt the pinch.

"As the saying goes, you've got to pay it," he said.

Palmerin St resident Shane Kerr said he too noticed a jump in price.

"I expect it to go up each year, so I guess it's no surprise," Mr Kerr said.

The Southern Downs Regional Council budget revealed homeowners would pay between $1.46-$2.09 extra per week in rates, depending on where you lived with Killarney the most expensive and Allora at the other end of the scale.

Let us know what you thought when you got your rates notice.

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Topics:  ratepayers rates bill southern downs regional council

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