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Rate rise for Palerang Shire

By Kerces - 12 July 2006 6

The NSW Government has approved a rate rise for the Palerang Shire, which includes Canberra’s neighbours Bungendore, Braidwood and Captains Flat.

The Canberra Times reports the NSW Department of Local Government granted the Palerang Council a rate rise of 6.3 per cent, which has outraged Shire residents.

One Bungendore resident told the paper, “We’re very concerned about facilities we haven’t got that you would normally get from these rate rises.”

Jim Maclachlan, Palerang’s Mayor, said the money was likely to be used for the region’s roads and local services.

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6 Responses to
Rate rise for Palerang Shire
snahon 5:12 pm 14 Jul 06

Gotcha.. thanks…

ant 11:46 am 14 Jul 06

Nope. With amalgamation, they made “bigger” councils. Qbn City Council got surrounding rural areas that used to be Yarrowlumla. Then the bits of Yarrowlumla nearer Bungendore (further east, basically) were part of Palerang, which is based around Bungendore and Braidwood.

The new Qbn area extends onto Captain’s Flat Road, and stops around Clydesdale Estate, about 6kms in.

snahon 11:07 am 14 Jul 06

I thought QBN was under the Palerang label ?

ant 5:54 pm 13 Jul 06

Half of our district got put with Queanbeyan, the other half got put with Palerang. The Queanbeyan ones are paying a fraction what we’re paying. The only services I consume are when they put some black stuff in a pot hole. That’s worth $600 a year?

snahon 1:36 pm 13 Jul 06

Thats the Palerang Council for you… at what point in time did it ever make a sound decision.

ant 10:51 pm 12 Jul 06

this is utter BS. What a f-ing joke. 85% of residents voted AGAINST the special rate rise. they amalgamated a solid council (Yarrowlumla) with a lame-duck joke council, Talleganda. So we inherited crumbling infrastructure, and first year of this, they slap these huge rate rises, which saw people nearer canberra paying tons more, because our properties were worth more! to pay for the easterners failure to stay solvent. this year, the western-based councillors want to spread the pain, the eastern-based want to keep claiming that the westerners should pay for them, and those of us who live in rural areas are asking, what the hell are we paying for? We get NO services, and don’t want them either. Yet we are expected to pay for all kinds of nonsense in the towns, plus subsidise the eastern side of the new shire.

If the other amalgamations are as dreadful as this one, I don’t know where it’ll end.

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