One lucky ratepayer will win $1000 off their rates simply by signing up to receive their rates notice by email.
Finance portfolio spokesperson Cr Steve Cooper said the eRates campaign was part of Bundaberg Regional Council’s move in to the digital age.
“In our modern world there is no longer any need for rate notices to be sent by snail mail,” Cr Cooper said.
“It simply costs money, takes longer and has a negative impact on the environment.”
He said Council was following the lead of other local governments throughout the state by offering eRates.
“The prize is just a bonus, the real benefit is that all ratepayers now have access to eRates and improved payment methods.
“Council is in the process of improving its website and making digital services available, which not too far down the track will mean people can do things like update their details online.
“The benefits of registering for eRates is far more than just receiving your bill online. It will mean you are signed up and ready to take advantage of more digital services as they are rolled out.”