RAG's Goals

Ratepayers Action Group Programme

                                                     Enough is Enough

RAG's Goals 

  • Disband Unitywater with return to Council management of water resource for ratepayers.
  • Introduce a maximum cap of CPI increase per annum on all rates, charges and water costs (which will diminish the effect of large increases in land valuations)
  • Introduce early payment discounts on rates and water.
  • Reduce water access and sewerage charges inline with current Sunshine Coast levels (who are also part of Unitywater).
  • Form a hardship tribunal (similar to Brisbane City's) to be set up to cover Moreton Bay Regional Council and Unitywater.
  • No council candidates to accept donations from land developers or builders.
  • Declare donations received for candidate campaign 14 days before election day. 
  • Minimise the use of secret/confidential Council meetings.  Further, details of secret meetings should be released as soon as possible of the secret matter being finalised.
  • Increase pensioner discounts to $300 in all three former areas (the current discount is $250).Part pensioners to be paid proportional.
  • Introduce formal voting at Council general meetings. That is to keep a record of for and against on all matters.
  • Phase out the R2 and U2 rating categories (currently rental properties are charged 25% more on rates for the same services).
  • Ensure council infrastructure spending is fairly distributed between divisions.
  • No increases in rates or charges for 12 months.
  • Support The Hills District to transfer from Moreton Bay Regional Council to Brisbane City Council.
  • Property valuations to be averaged over 3 years.
  • Support the de-amalgamation of Redcliffe City from Moreton Bay Regional Council.-