RESIDENTS with outstanding rates have been given one last chance by South Burnett Regional Council.
On Wednesday, the council asked its finance department to pursue 39 ratepayers who owed a total of $252,701.03.
That number is down from 43 ratepayers in October.
If the ratepayers fail to comply, the council will be forced to sell off their properties in February.
Any left unsold will become council property.
The issue was first flagged at last month's council meeting when it was revealed $305,000 worth of rates were outstanding.
Mayor Wayne Kratzmann said the rates had been outstanding for at least three years in all the cases.
He said people had been contacted by the council on numerous occasions and they had been given enough time to pay them off.
"People have until February to pay off these rates or, under the Local Government Act, we are entitled to sell off their property," Cr Kratzmann said.
"But that's not what we want to do, so I am urging these ratepayers to contact the council and arrange to pay off these rates."
In February, the council will meet again and decide what the next steps of recovery will be for the final remaining rate
Do you think councils should be able to sell off properties to reclaim rates? Join the conversation online at southburnetttimes.com.au.
This solid 1940's rendered brick bungalow on 792m simply exudes character and warmth from the moment you step onto the front porch. The home features polished...
Start your acreage lifestyle here! This charming property will feel like home the moment you step inside. There is the open plan kitchen and dining area, large...
Situation: Positioned on a quiet country road, 25 minutes from the CBD of Toowoomba. Facilities: 5 day mail, NBN internet Area: 105.31Acres - 42.62...
Perfectly positioned on an elevated block and offering expansive views, this large family home features: 4 built-in bedrooms (main with walk-in robe and ensuite)...
Bushland Setting On 9,325m2 Located only 10 minutes to Toowoomba’s CBD and nestled on 9,325m2 is the charming “Hazareebagh” meaning “A Thousand Tigers”.
This beautifully renovated Rangeville home is nestled in a quiet scenic street with nothing left to do. The home boasts plenty of features to suit everyone, first...
Tucked away in a quiet cul de sac position only a couple minutes drive to the university or city centre is this immaculately presented 3 bedroom ensuited unit.
Surrounded by prestige homes, this fabulous residence on a valuable 913m2 allotment oozes traditional charm, character and warmth yet embraces modern features and...
Buy now and build or hold for the future. This block, zoned emerging communities is conveniently situated near the new Drayton shopping centre and is zoned for...
This multi-dwelling block in the new desirable Glenvale Estate will have you planning your next home on this site. A 749m2 site which is zoned residential Choice...
Join the Community.
Get your local news, your way.
Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.