Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

YOUR LETTERS; What Do the Ratepayers Get in Return for Their Money?

Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

YOUR LETTERS; What Do the Ratepayers Get in Return for Their Money?

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WELL, Warwick council, I just received my rates notice and guess what Co I'm not happy.

What makes you think that your rating structure is going to help anyone but yourselves?

You charge us an arm and a leg but what do you really give us in return, us being the ratepayer?

Let's see Co band-aid structures on our roads, you open up new estates and direct water onto other properties then have the hide to increase our rates.

This town has nothing to offer the young.

You have put nothing in place that hasn't cost us ratepayers more money. e.g. the pool.

The only time an effort is put in to anything is when we have a major event such as the rodeo etc.

This town isn't a retirement village.

You need to understand that now you have priced this town out of the market.

Why would you pay the house or rent prices here when you can live on the Gold Coast or surrounding area for, if not the same price, LESS.

It doesn't make sense to me. …

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