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BRAD LAYTON, South Grafton Newsagents:His residential rates rose by over $200 per annum.“The residential rates on my property in central Perth are now lower than in South Grafton.“My rates went up by over $200 and it’s not just me. Many of my customers commented on it today and people are not happy.”However the rates rise is yet to affect the cost of renting his business premises.
BRAD LAYTON, South Grafton Newsagents:His residential rates rose by over $200 per annum.“The residential rates on my property in central Perth are now lower than in South Grafton.“My rates went up by over $200 and it’s not just me. Many of my customers commented on it today and people are not happy.”However the rates rise is yet to affect the cost of renting his business premises.

RATES notices have been landing with a dull thud in letterboxes across the Clarence Valley this week.

While 3.6% is the magic number used at rates time, a variety of increases, and perhaps some decreases, will be filtered across the region.

Rezoning of the business-rating category has seen some traders slugged with big increases.

While the Clarence Valley Council has kept the average rate increase to the 3.6% pegging limit set by the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART), rezoning has meant businesses zoned out with CBD areas, for example South Grafton's industrial area, may receive a reduction.

Other increases in bills received this year will come from an increase in waste, water and sewerage charges.

While there is no discount arrangement for early payment in the Valley, CVC deputy general manager Rob Donges said people facing difficulty should contact the council's rates section.

"We can organise payment arrangements," Mr Donges said.

"In some cases they may be able to apply for hardship concessions. These may remove interest charges on outstanding payments in conjunction with a payment arrangement."

There is information on payment options on the back of the rates notice.

Are you happy with your rates? email newsroom@daily- examiner.com.au

 

RATING INFORMATION

Rates may be paid in quarterly instalments but must be paid at least the instalment amount by the due date of that instalment.

Interest for late rates is charged on a daily basis where payment on quarterly instalment is late.

Rates can be paid at Australia Post, through your bank by BPay, by mailing a cheque or money order to Clarence Valley Council, or in person at the council offices in Grafton and Maclean.

CVC's customer services number is 02 6643 0200.

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