Eligible pensioners in the Bundaberg Region are reminded to apply for reductions to their Council property rates before 12 July.
Bundaberg Regional Council Mayor Jack Dempsey said pensioners who qualified for the rates remission are entitled to a State Government funded 20 per cent reduction up to a maximum of $200 per year and a fixed Council reduction of $165 per year.
A rebate of up to 20 per cent is also available on the State imposed Emergency Management Levy.
“These concessions represent an important discount for our pensioners and Council wants to ensure that every eligible pensioner receives their fair entitlement,” Mayor Dempsey said.
“When pensioner concessions are coupled with the regular 10 per cent discount on the general rates component of the biannual rates notices, it amounts to substantial savings for the region’s eligible pensioners.
“Any pensioner who has previously received, and is still eligible to receive a rebate, need not re-apply to Council unless their circumstances have changed.”
He said pensioners could check their eligibility status by contacting Council’s Revenue Section on 1300 883 699.
Pensioner concession: update information
All applicants are required to produce their concession cards when applying for the remission.
Applications for the rebate need to be lodged by Friday, July 12 for the remission to be applied to their next rates notice. Pensioners are able to apply to receive the remission for the current half year period up until 31 December 2019.
Forms to apply for the rebate are available at Council service centres in Bundaberg, Bargara, Childers and Gin Gin or on Council’s website at bundaberg.qld.gov.au.
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