Shire rates and fees up 5pc

By Michael Sinclair-Jones

RATES, fees and charges will rise five per cent this financial year after the Toodyay Shire Council rejected a last-minute bid to adopt smaller increases.

Higher rates were approved 5-1 last month with Cr Mick McKeown against (Crs Ben Bell and Brian Rayner absent).

Toodyay rates did not rise last year due to the cost of Covid-19 emergency lockdowns.

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