Half-yearly rates notices were issued on the 10 February, 2014. Ratepayers have until the close of business 13 March 2014 to pay their rates.
Ratepayers are advised that notices include a new levy introduced by the State Government.
The State Emergency/Fire Management Levy has been introduced to replace previous State Fire Levy.
For the first time, this levy will also be included on all rates assessments located outside the urban fire boundaries.
Council collects the levy on behalf of the State Government, which will use the levy funds to assist communities impacted by future natural disasters. Money raised by the levy does not remain with Council.
Payments can be made via different methods outlined on the Rates and Water Payment Options page of the Council website.
Anyone in the Douglas Shire Council area who has not receive their rates notice or is having difficulty paying their rates is asked to contact Council immediately on Ph: 4099 9444.