Understanding Your Rates Notice: A Guide

Rates Notice

THERE’S a sad day each year when home owners are delivered what might be their most misunderstood bill – the council rates notice.

Council rates are calculated using your property’s valuation and a rate in the dollar your council has budgeted as your contribution. Statewide (Victoria), the average rates bill for all properties -residential, commercial, industrial or farming – was $1135 two years ago.

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CCTV an Option to Deter Firebugs

THE NILLUMBIK Shire Council – which governs many of the townships affected by the Black Saturday bushfires – said it will consider installing Closed Circuit Television surveillance cameras around roads, car parks and national parks, should the Royal Commission recommend it will prevent firebugs. Townships within Nillumbik, and surrounding Murrindinidi council-control, told The Sunday Age they

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