Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

'Court Case Could Set Precedent' Says Miller

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

'Court Case Could Set Precedent' Says Miller

Article excerpt

THE Supreme Court stoush between the Ipswich City Council and Springfield Land Corporation (SLC) over rating categories changes looms as a precedent case for all councils.

That is the word from Bundamba MP Jo-Ann Miller in relation to the case where SLC has challenged the legality of Ipswich's new rating categories that have restored SLC's general rates for this financial year to pre-2014 figures.

The stoush revolves around $728,000 in rates on a parcel off 666 hectares of SLC-owned land that has been designated for primary production and where it has placed 1300 native bee hives.

Cr Paul Tully called on Treasurer Tim Nicholls to close the loophole that enables residential land to be artificially classified as primary production land, to prevent councils and the state being denied millions of dollars annually in rates and land tax revenue.

SLC has said it legitimately spent $300,000 on its hive venture, and has all the government approvals to conduct its activities. …

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