South Burnett residents with outstanding rates bills are being urged to contact the South Burnett Regional Council to discuss this matter with them – there’s still time.
The council announced earlier this month it would be launching legal action against those people who hadn’t yet paid their rates.
The announcement followed action taken in November when debt collectors were called in an attempt to recover some of the $2.4 million owed.
Mayor Keith Campbell said “It is unfortunate that Council has been forced to take this action against ratepayers who have repeatedly ignored requests to pay their rates, or who have defaulted on their commitment to pay off their rates by instalments. The majority of people do pay their rates on time, or do maintain their payment commitments. To these people, Council says thank you.”
Council urges anyone who receives a letter of demand from Recoveries and Reconstruction (Aust) Pty Ltd to read and follow the instructions it contains.
Failure to pay the overdue rates or to set up a payment commitment within the stated timeframe will result in further costly legal action. Recoveries and Reconstruction (Aust) Pty Ltd can be contacted on telephone 1300 556 863.