Advocacy | Bundaberg Rates Increase

  Support the reversal of the 2020 Bundaberg Regional Council rates increase


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Media Release | Monday 12th October 2020

Facts v Fiction in rates debate

Fact: Farmers are being treated unfairly.

The Mayor states that valuations increased “by an average of 46%” which is the same as the rates increase. Mark Twain once said: “there are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics.” While the average valuation increase across the bundaberg region might be 46%, for the farmer coping a 100%, 150% or in some cases 235% increase, averages are hardly comforting.

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Media Release | Monday 12th October 2020

Extreme rate increases not only affect Bundaberg farmers

Tom Marland from Agforce and the Bundaberg Farmers Consortium said “Our local small businesses relay on our farmers to be viable and sustainable….

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Media Release | Friday 11th September 2020

Drop the double standards, Jack: Farmers tell Mayor to fix rates mess

FARMERS reeling from a massive Bundaberg Regional Council rates hike of up to 235% have condemned Mayor Jack Dempsey for double standards after he attacked outgoing State Natural Resources and Mines Minister Anthony Lynham.

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