Shire rubbish charges, rates and fees to rise


By Michael Sinclair-Jones

TOODYAY residents will pay higher fees and charges, and most rates will increase by an average of 3.05 per cent in a new Shire of Toodyay budget adopted last month.

Councillors have voted themselves a 17.4 per cent pay rise overall, and administration staff salaries will rise by 15 per cent.

The cost of household rubbish collections will rise from $241 to $259 a year, along with price increases for a range of other shire fees and community services.

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