Voices heard

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A NUMBER of residents and representatives of local organisations have spoken to their submissions to council’s draft budget with many objecting to a 1.9 per cent council rate rise.
At a special council meeting, councillors heard from many residents about what the impact a rate rise and other measures in the draft budget would mean for the region.
“As a service provider, the ratepayers are overcharged compared to other shires and under-serviced compared to services we have had ten years ago,” resident David Hamilton said.

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