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SOMERSET 2019/20 BUDGET: Mayor says residents will have a rates increase

(Photo: Somerset Regional Council. Supplied.)
Somerset rates bills are set to increase after the region's Mayor Graeme Lehmann handed down the council's $48.2 million Budget today. 
General Rates will go up by 67 cents a week or an average of $34 to the annual bill... while farms and small businesses will see a rate increase of 2.5 percent. 
Mayor Lehmann says the rise will ensure that council can provide the services that the community expects:
"While meeting our financial sustainability targets, our vision for rates and affected services, I think it was a very modest rate rise and something we need to carry out our services. 
Revenue from 2019/20 Budget will be poured into projects like the upgrade of Gregors Creek Road and the Kilcoy Racecourse Development.
For more details on the Budget visit the following webpage at somerset.qld.gov.au/budget2020.