I don’t want to beat a dead horse, but I have to again raise that I’m extremely worried about the direction this city is heading in re household rates.
I’m a homeowner and I intend to stay in my house for a long time.
I understand that on average, Canberra homeowners move every 7 years, but I intend to be well above that average.
Those of us who do stay in a home for 10, 15 or 20 years will end up paying more than we did under the old system. We won’t benefit from the saving of the reduction in stamp duty.
I know this hasn’t been in the news cycle of late, but I think it should be.
We’re setting up Canberra to be one of the most expensive places in which to live in the entire country, if it isn’t already. Sure, you won’t have to pay that dastardly stamp duty when you buy a house, but if you’re got to pay 10K in rates every year, what’s the diff.
I still can’t believe that Andrew Barr’s only answer to this when questioned in a some Legislative Assembly committee, his only answer was get a higher paid job, or negotiate for more pay.
What planet are these people from.
I’m not a huge fan of Jeremy Hanson, or for that matter Zed Seselja, but I have to concur with their assertion that our rates will triple in around a decade. Where do you think rents will go ? In a city which is already way to expensive to rent in, it’ll just get worse.
How sad if we have hundreds of Canberrans who make the call to move out of town because they can’t afford to pay the rates.
I guess the big question is, could the Libs wind this all back should be elected, given that they’re going to be so busy ripping light rail out of the ground ?