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Despite Rate Dip, Murray Bridge Ratepayers Could Spend More


Despite a proposed decrease to property rates in the Rural City of Murray Bridge this July, homeowners could end up paying more.

The seven per cent decrease in rates is being met with an increase in property values by an average of 10.5 per cent.

It could cost the average ratepayer about $55 more for the financial year, according to the Council’s draft budget which has been published for consultation this week.

Anyone who wants to speak to Councillors about the draft budget can register ahead of a public meeting on May 30 (at 6pm).

All written and verbal feedback will be considered before adopting a final version of the budget at a June 14 meeting.

For more information, visit letstalk.murraybridge.sa.gov.au/annual-business-plan-2022-2023 or pick up a hard copy of the budget at the Murray Bridge council office or Murray Bridge library.

 Fill in the survey at letstalk.murraybridge.sa.gov.au, email [email protected] or write to the Chief Executive Officer, the Rural City of Murray Bridge, PO Box 421, Murray Bridge SA 5253 before May 31.

Aerial photo of Murray Bridge Sturt Reserve, supplied by RCMB