Chalice to pay as new mining rate quashed

By Michael Sinclair-Jones

TOODYAY councillors have adopted a revised 2022-23 shire budget after the State Government rejected a new mining rate to pay for increased damage to local shire roads.

A new shire agreement with Chalice Mining is expected to pay for the shortfall.

Ministerial rejection required the State Administrative Tribunal to quash the shire’s new mining rate adopted last August and for the council to revise its 2022-23 budget.

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