Incorrect Courier Mail story regarding rates increases

Council would like to correct an error in Friday’s Courier Mail story – “Rates rise for Coast, Redlands” (page 19).

The story incorrectly says that under Redland City Council’s 2015-16 Budget Redlands residents would see a $16-a-week rates rise – in fact the weekly rates increase will only be 31 cents a week. This equates to an average rates rise of 0.5 per cent for a typical Redlands household, which is a great result for our residents.

Council has worked hard to absorb external costs to keep rates increases as low as possible, including absorbing a 10 per cent hike in state government bulk water costs by reducing the Council-controlled retail component by almost 30 per cent.

This year’s Budget provides residents with a range of cost-of-living savings while maintaining the services and projects needed to take our city forward. View more details on what our budget means for our residents.