Wattle Range mayor targets ‘unfair’ rate subsidy

STATE law requiring councils to subsidise the rates of not-for-profit community housing providers is unfair on Wattle Range residents and should be changed, Mayor Peter Gandolfi says.

Ratepayers will foot a $90,000 bill after housing provider Unity Housing sought a 75pc rebate on its payable rates for former Housing Trust properties.

Under state legislation, social housing providers are entitled to


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