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Stories about "rates rise":
The conversation around any council’s rates rise is always going to be a fiery one and this week Cr Jeff Johnson from Ballina Shire Council says there is no justification for latest ‘cash grab’ by Council and Cr Keith Williams has responded.
Kathryn McConnochie, Byron Bay. In order to be 'Fit for the Future' the State Government required Byron Shire Council to impose a rate rise in order to balance its budget, otherwise there was a risk of our shire being amalgamated with other councils.
Ballina Shire Council has had its application for a rate rise approved by the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal but IPART rejected a request for the rise to be permanent.
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