Apply now for rates discount
ELIGIBLE pensioners in Bundaberg can apply for reductions to their Bundaberg Regional Council property rates with applications closing on Monday, January 16.
Mayor Jack Dempsey said pensioners who qualified for the rates remission were entitled to a State Government-funded 20% reduction up to a maximum of $200 a year and a fixed council reduction of $140 a year.
"The concessions provide important assistance for our pensioners and Council wants to ensure that every eligible pensioner receives their fair entitlement," he said.
"When these pensioner concessions are coupled with the regular 10% discount off the general rates component it amounts to substantial savings for the region's pensioners.
"Any pensioner who has previously received, and is still eligible to receive a rebate, need not re-apply to Council unless their circumstances have changed."
He said pensioners can check their eligibility status by contacting Council's Revenue Section on 1300 883 699.
"Pensioners are advised to check their pension card details and ensure they update this information with Centrelink or Veterans Affairs if necessary."
Applications for the rebate need to be lodged by Monday, 16 January 2017. Forms to apply for the rebate are available at council service centres in Bundaberg, Bargara, Childers and Gin Gin or at www.bundaberg.qld.gov.au.
All applicants are required to produce their concession cards when applying for the remission.