Council hears rate concerns

IN the face of 100 per cent rate rises, the Condamine Headwaters Group wanted to make itself heard.

Chairman Laurie Dagg held a meeting with 30 concerned residents from Killarney Falls and The Head region to express their concerns to Southern Downs Regional Councillors.

Cr Neil Meiklejohn and Cr Ross Bartley attended the meeting at Mr Dagg's property, where they encouraged landholders to put forward submission to the SDRC.

Mr Dagg said it was hard enough to stomach the 2006 100 per cent increase, let alone to have a repeat of it in 2010.

“There are a lot more things that can be done,” he said. “We know it's their first go but things can be adjusted.

“Everyone was calm at the meeting but disturbed the increases were so high.”

He said it was obvious from the meeting that council needed to tighten its belt in regards to managing money more efficiently.

“We just hope the council take our submissions on board and at least it gives us a chance to share our views with council members,” Mr Dagg said.


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