1.5% increase in Dorset rates

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DORSET residents will see a 1.5 per cent increase in rates this financial year and could also receive an early payment discount.
Nanjing Night Net

The Dorset Council approved its rates and its capital works program during its 2013-14 budget meeting last week.

General manager Tim Watson said the council had operational savings of $400,000, which allowed for the minimal increase.

He said residents could pay their rates in four instalments or if they paid in full before September 30, they could receive a 2 per cent discount.

The council also decided to commit $6.76 million for its capital works program last week – a $2 million increase on last year.

Dorset Mayor Barry Jarvis said the funding would be spent improving some of the region’s infrastructure for the long term.

“This year we will spend $2 million resealing rural road including $1.28 million for stabilisation work on Cape Portland Road,” Mr Jarvis said. “Waterhouse Road will be resealed at a cost of $379,000 and the development of the southern zone of the Bridport Holiday Park will go ahead at a cost of $350,000.”

The council will spend an additional $600,000 a year on the renewal of road infrastructure assets over the next 10 years.

The council’s new lifetime dog registrations have also started, with dog owners able to register micro-chipped and desexed dogs for their lifetime for $170.

Pensioners can register theirs at a discounted rate of $100.

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