WHEN Wayne Wyllie opened his rates notice on Monday he was expecting an increase — but nothing this large.
To his shock, the Glenelg Shire Council has increased Mr Wyllie’s rates by 70 per cent. Yet the shire’s overall rates revenue is set to increase 4.02 per cent for the 2012/13 financial year.
The reason for the enormous leap in fees is due to a hike in the valuation of his Cape Nelson Road property – an increase of $199,000 in 12 months.
Mr Wyllie, who is in the process of lodging an official objection to the rates notice, says it’s clear somebody’s stuffed up but worries they won’t be fully reprimanded.
“I guessed there was going to be variations but I don’t know why we are getting charged this ridiculous amount,” Mr Wyllie said.
Read more in Friday’s edition of the Portland Observer.