Not many ratepayers spared rises in new financial year across state

first_imgBundaberg was among the areas impacted by heavy rains off Cyclone Debbie this year. COUNCIL 2017-18 RATE RISES: Bundaberg (3.45%)Moreton Bay (3.99%)More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor3 hours agoIpswich (2.95%)Western Downs (2.9%)Redland (2.73%)Brisbane (2.4%)Sunshine Coast (2.3%)Gold Coast (1.8%)Cairns (1.75%)Logan (1.7%)Townsville (1.48%) (Source: QEAS) Follow Sophie Foster on Twitter @SophieFoster Get The Courier-Mail’s real estate news direct to your inbox for free The average rate rise in Brisbane is 2.4 per cent.COUNCIL rates are on the rise in the new financial year beginning July 1, with not many ratepayers spared across the state.Of 11 major local governments in Queensland, the biggest rise has come out of the rum capital of the state, Bundaberg, according to a Queensland Economic Advocacy Solutions statement.The Bundaberg Regional Council will administer an average rate rise of 3.45 per cent in the 2017-18 financial year. That will see a rate of 1.2663 cents in the dollar of property value with a minimum general rate of $1,083 for urban residential land and 1.0893 cents in the dollar or $1,087 minimum for rural residential land, according to council documents.Two greater Brisbane zones delivered the second and third highest average increases in rates – Moreton Bay (3.99 per cent) and Ipswich (2.95 per cent).Brisbane’s own increased rate rise of 2.4 per cent was sixth highest of the 11 councils listed.QEAS director Nick Behrens said the council increases were among “numerous fresh arrangements coming into operation” from July 1 including federal and state changes.last_img