Rate rise proposed

Strathbogie Shire

A PROPOSED 1.9 per cent rate increase rise is on cards for those living in the Strathbogie Shire council region, as part of a draft budget released today.

The rise comes despite the region already charging $600 more a year on average in rates compared to similar small sized councils.

Mayor Amanda McClaren said the plan will “involve up to $320,000 of support to those affected by COVID-19”.

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