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    Just got our rates notice today for our Townsville property. $2185 for 6 months but it does include water and will be reduced to $2001 with a pay on time discount.

    Still it's $4000 a year which seems a lot higher than most of the rates amounts others have mentioned. One of the joys of a remote location.

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    North east of Perth metro and my rates are almost $2400

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    Quote Originally Posted by WinterJade View Post
    Wow. I'm in SA with the same size block and I'm $1700 (plus another $1400 for water and sewer). I guess it goes on your capital value.
    And the council your in. Marion is bl**dy greedy and yes the capital value to. But I bought into real estate in 1999 before everything went nuts with prices and made a lot of $$ on an investment property which I then sold for a truck load and I bought the place I'm in now 6yrs later which is twice the size and a big family home

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    Northern suburbs melbourne $1900

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    Im in SA, our rates are based on house value and vary based on how greedy the council is. I pay $2600/ year in a greedy council, on a house valued at $385,000. I also pay around $1400 for water.

    ETA - that's $4000 all up. We are not in a remote location, just a mid-range outer suburb, we have an 800sqm property, a septic tank in the backyard, & no hard rubbish collection - we have to pay to take any hard rubbish to the dump. They do collect our rubbish bin weekly though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cheeeeesecake View Post
    Im in SA, our rates are based on house value and vary based on how greedy the council is. I pay $2600/ year in a greedy council, on a house valued at $385,000. I also pay around $1400 for water.
    I this thought Marion where greedy, your rates are the same as mine but value is lower and so is water bills

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    Quote Originally Posted by babybeeno1 View Post
    I this thought Marion where greedy, your rates are the same as mine but value is lower and so is water bills
    Marion does come close! We are well known in our area to have the greediest council in the state. We all whinge about it to each other anyway, lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by babybeeno1 View Post
    And the council your in. Marion is bl**dy greedy and yes the capital value to. But I bought into real estate in 1999 before everything went nuts with prices and made a lot of $$ on an investment property which I then sold for a truck load and I bought the place I'm in now 6yrs later which is twice the size and a big family home
    So is the Adelaide Hills (greedy). But I guess having all the million dollar mansions nearby means that us with normal houses pay less. Lucky you buying in 1999 in Adelaide. Before the boom. We're not in our forever home yet, probably not for a while

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheeeeesecake View Post
    Im in SA, our rates are based on house value and vary based on how greedy the council is. I pay $2600/ year in a greedy council, on a house valued at $385,000. I also pay around $1400 for water.

    ETA - that's $4000 all up. We are not in a remote location, just a mid-range outer suburb, we have an 800sqm property, a septic tank in the backyard, & no hard rubbish collection - we have to pay to take any hard rubbish to the dump. They do collect our rubbish bin weekly though.
    Wow that IS greedy. And your on septic.

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    My house is an hour north of Brisbane and rates are about $1200/ year. Large block on outskirts of town. Water is billed separately and is also about $1200/year plus usage.


 

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