A remarkable feat

IT’S GOING to be easy to scream about this month’s five per cent rates increase.

Some will no doubt seek to accuse our shire of being lazy, greedy and wasteful.

It’s also easy to forget last year when Toodyay was forced to shut down for a month and looked like a ghost town.

A new council achieved last year what previous administrations had found impossible – a 12-month rates freeze.

It helped people survive financially, but – as at every level of government around the world – came at a fiscal cost.

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Michael Sinclair-Jones