If you are a Ballina Council ratepayer, and you receive what looks like an unexpected letter from Greenpeace, don’t throw it out just yet.
Due to a mix-up at the Brisbane printer, Ballina Shire Council rates and charges notices for 2020/2021 have been accidentally sent by the printing mail-house using Greenpeace branded envelopes. Some are labelled ‘your newsletter enclosed’ and some say ‘your tax receipt enclosed’, but all have the Greenpeace logo and contact details.
Kelly Brown from Ballina Council said, ‘Council apologises for the inconvenience and confusion this may cause and has made the decision to re-issue all notices. Council wants to reassure ratepayers that their details are not shared with external organisations and the mail-house is contracted to print and envelope notices ready for mailing by Australia Post.’
Ballina Shire Council said that for any enquiries regarding rates and charges, ratepayers can contact Council’s Rates Team on (02) 6686 1299.