Rate rises rejigged

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Camera IconCamilo Blanco. Credit: North West Telegraph, Rebecca Parish.

We have made a number of amendments to the rating schedule that was proposed in May after reviewing consultations sent in by community members.

We understand the economy is not what it once was and that people are facing a more difficult financial situation. Every piece of feedback that comes in is taken into consideration, and plays a significant part in each decision we make.

Over the past few weeks we have spent many hours deliberating over each of the areas of the schedule, and all of the valuable feedback that was submitted throughout the consultation period.

We have decided to reduce the proposed percentage of certain rises, such as residential and industrial rates, and to stick with others, such as the rise on vacant land rates.

We appreciate the patience of our community during this time and thank all for sharing your views with us.

The Town of Port Hedland provides a wide range of vital services — from rubbish collection and waste management through to libraries, parks and playgrounds. The aim of this year’s schedule has been to ensure rates stay as low as possible, without compromising the future of these essential services.

We have officially endorsed the amended schedule and it will now be sent to the Minister for Local Government for approval before being adopted in the new financial year.

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